The Poplar estate, which has been the subject of a fierce battle between starchitect-backed conservationists and Tower Hamlets coucil (which claims the support of residents) who wish to demolish it, has had its appeal for listed status rejected by culture secretary Andy Burnham. Though the estate's fate seems terminal, we've come up with another use for it. A uniform block of several hundred flats in an inner-city London location, within commuting distance of Westminster? Why not use it as a Swedish-style accommodation block for our expense-expunged "honourable" Members of Parliament?
Last Updated 15 May 2009