Ten years ago today I created the 111th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.
The bright striped walls of the upper floors of The Poplars, Ealing Council’s temporary housing unit for those in urgent need before they find more permanent homes. The ground floor is built of brick and there’s a lot of glass revealing its communal areas and staircases. This was the site of a care home for the elderly and residents in the area had concerns about the impact of its change in use. I was told that The Poplars is “child friendly”, that alone is an improvement on much of the temporary housing made available before now for families. The use of intense colours seems to be a trend in recently built council properties such as schools and it seems to lend a sense of optimism to them. In the case of this building, where residents can make a safe fresh start, that seems appropriate.
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