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I live in shadow of UK's ugliest building used in zombie film… £40m was spent on it but it's a gang-ridden monstrosity | The Sun
IT'S still dubbed the 'ugliest building in Britain' even after undergoing a £40m refurbishment that – it is hoped – will entice City bankers to move in there next month.
But The Sun can reveal that ordinary people living opposite Balfron Tower are now calling for it to be knocked down – warning crime is out of control and their wealthy new neighbours could be targeted by gangs.
Residents living in Poplar, East London say their lives are being blighted by the 26-storey concrete monstrosity that is so grim-looking it was once used as a backdrop in a zombie film.
School dinner lady Renee Collins-Edwards, 42, says the tower block stops daylight reaching her kitchen, adding: “They should knock it down.
"They’ve spent a fortune on doing it up and the land is being completely wasted.
“We are in a housing crisis and they could have built a nice new block of flats, and it would have been lovely.
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“But that building is still ugly… it’s outrageous given the amount of money that’s been spent on it.
“We have to keep our kitchen lights on even in the summer because there’s no light, nothing. It blocks out all the sunlight.
“I’ve been up there to see what they did and the flats are really big and nice, and the developers are obviously hoping to make a fortune selling them.
“But they’re not worth the money they are charging given where the building is.
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