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Damilola: could better design have saved his life?

The Peckham housing blocks where 10-year-old Damilola Taylor lived and died are to be demolished next year. The buildings have been earmarked for demolition as part of a £160 million rebuilding programme on the North Peckham Estate masterplanned and designed by Pollard Thomas & Edwards Architects. The rebuilding programme is almost halfway through but the fact that Damilola lived in one of the original 1965 buildings designed by Camberwell Council sparked a debate this week over ...

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