Posts byLewis Hill

In the shadow of Grenfell

The tragic scenes of the Grenfell Tower fire will live long in the collective memory of Londoners and Britons alike. Just before 1am on Wednesday 14 June this year, the London Fire Brigade was called to attend a small fire, thought to be caused by a faulty fridge, on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower…

A bed under the stairs: the housing crisis and generation strains

It is hard to ignore the increasing clamour to do something about housing. This year we recorded the highest level of national public concern about housing for 41 years,1 and the National Housing Federation’s David Orr argues that, unless we build enough new homes and focus sufficiently on regeneration very quickly, “we will not be able…