London fire: Grenfell survivors to be rehoused in luxury development

Surviving residents from the Grenfell Tower fire in London are set to re-homed in social housing flats built as part of a luxury development.

Houses in the Kensington Row development in west London have been acquired by the government, with 68 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats being made available.

Grenfell Tower
The fire claimed the lives of at least 79 people. Photo credit: Image - Getty

The flats are newly built within the high-end development area where house prices start around NZ$2.6 million.

The two blocks of properties were purchased after a deal was made between the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) and the City of London.

A spokesman for the HCA says they stood "ready to help all those affected by this terrible incident".

According to ITV News, any new housing developments require some cheaper social housing to be offered at less than market rates, which is how the 68 flats have been purchased.

More public money has been found to fast-track the fitting of the flats and more staff have been hired in the hopes of having the flats occupied by the end of July.