Knoll House has been in the press a fair bit in recent months following threats to evict key workers living on the site under a controversial guardianship with 28 days’ notice to quit. In a Shocking move Brighton and Hove City Council yesterday evicted 37 Key Workers; Some of which were nurses, teachers and trainee Drs, including one who is currently pregnant.
The council provided just 4 hours’ notice before they rehoused them from Knoll House into Temporary Accommodation.
The Controversial Plan To Demolish a Perfectly OK Council Asset to Rebuild and Increase the number of units by an extra ten, for a cost of £10m.
Campaigners believe the council can keep this asset and make better use of it, and use the money to build a purpose built building somewhere else.
The council secretly rented out Knoll House as a guardianship scheme, with no details of this ever provided in public committees, it was a great shock in July when the 37 demonstrated at Hove Town Hall in a Showdown with Councillors and Brighton and Hove City Council CEO Geoff Raw.
“Subject to the outstanding matters being resolved promptly, it is anticipated that occupation by the guardians can continue until March 2023, when the building will be released for demolition.”