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Look Ahead quashes sale rumour

May 24 2009
Aldgate Hostel has not been sold to Tower Hamlets, and it‘s business as usual Look Ahead has not sold its Aldgate Hostel premises to Tower Hamlets, both the charity and the council have confirmed. Following up on reports from readers that the hostel had been disposed of for a consideration of ¬¨¬£20m, and was subsequently being leased back to Look Ahead, The Pavement contacted both parties. A spokesperson from the housing charity stressed the situation had not changed since our last report on the matter. "It is business as usual at the hostel. It has not been sold," he said. "We're committed to continuing to provide a good service for homeless people in the area. We are continuing to work closely with Tower Hamlets Council." A Tower Hamlets spokeswoman reiterated no sale had taken place.