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The unspoken rule

Colm Lacey
Colm Lacey
Chief executive, Brick By Brick
Challenges ● July 24, 2020

There are lots of technical challenges, which focus on things like utilities, established infrastructure, which cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to resolve. There’ll be a piece of land in Croydon that hasn’t been developed for years and Brick by Brick start to dig around. After a while, you discover why they haven’t been developed: there is something there that is really hard to live with or change. Whether it be a cable here or a drainage issue there, or there’s a legal problem, or whatever.

In a funny way, a lot of what we are doing is bothering authorities to sort these things. Lots of people have got the land ...

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