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Robin Hood is no dead duck

Robin Hood Gardens can be refurbished for £70,000 per unit, says Stephen Cherry of HordenLee Cherry (‘Robin Hood faces execution’, AJ 27.09.07). This compares with £107,132 per unit at New Islington (AJ 10.05.07); £102,673 per unit at Barking (AJ 13.09.07); and £150,181 per unit at Bourbon Lane (AJ 20.09.07).On this basis, Robin Hood Gardens is far from a dead duck economically and, as we know,too many of the problems of mass public housing are the result of poor maintenance ...

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