Park Street

The Southwark Council Houses that today sold for £2.9 million. They were occupied this morning by people protesting at the sale of council homes. Photograph by: Rosie Hallam21-23 Park Street, London SE1. The Southwark Council Houses that today sold for £2.9 million. They were occupied this morning by people protesting at the sale of council homes. Photograph by: Rosie Hallam21-23 Park Street, London SE1. The Southwark Council Houses that today sold for £2.9 million. They were occupied this morning by people protesting at the sale of council homes.  Rosie Hallam

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A policeman stands outside a house in Park Street, near Borough Market in central London occupied by squatters after Southwark council on Monday sold the property for £2.96m. The squatters said they were protesting against the sale of public housing stock at a time when London is facing an affordability crisis. The auction of the derelict building, which dates back to 1820, attracted strong interest from property developers, buoyed by London’s booming housing market.