Nobody wants to buy a
luxury flat near the top of Croydon’s impressive new Saffron Tower,
it is claimed.
London Live says that the luxury
three bedroomed flat on the 38th floor of the 43 storey skyscraper tower, which
is being offered at £825,000, is unsold three years after it first went on the
market and even though the building was completed in 2018.
London Live ponders on whether,
in a town which has a housing shortage, it is the asking price or a fear of heights
that is putting prospective buyers off.
The truth of the matter is,
probably, that while such a flat would sell like hot cakes in central London – or even
central Birmingham or Manchester – it is still viewed as an
adventurous proposition for the Croydon market. While the town is presently
undergoing a lot of regeneration – and has even been dubbed the ‘Concrete
Catalonia’ – it has some way to go before it is seen as a desirable city living