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5 Albert Square
No.5 albert sq
Picture © BBC
Information
Address 5 Albert Square,
Walford, London,
E20 6PQ
Owned by Jack Branning
Used for Residential
Occupied by Occupied

Number 5 is a set of flats in Walford. It was redeveloped into flats by Jack Branning after his brother, Max Branning, was wrongly convicted of the murder of Lucy Beale. Lee and Whitney Carter live here.  

History

No 5 Albert Square was built in about 1890 along with the rest of Albert Square and suffered damage as a result of a bomb being dropped nearby. The house was vacated and propped up by supports for the next 50 years.

Deaths

Donna Ludlow is the only person who has died in this house. She died in 1989 of an overdose on Heroin, and then choking on her own vomit. Her dead body is found by Dot Cotton.

1985-1994

By 1985 the house had been vacant and derelict for 40 years. In 1989, Donna Ludlow squatted here, she later dies after overdosing on Heroin and choking on her vomit, she is found dead by Dot Cotton. In late 1993, the teenage couple Aidan Brosnan and Mandy Salter squatted there for several months, the house having its first residents in years. Mandy and Aidan were later evicted and both left Walford separately after breaking up. In January 1994, Richard Cole aka "Tricky Dicky" showed an interest in the old squat and over the coming months he had the house converted into flats, ending a 50 year period of the house being empty and occasionally inhabited by squatters. In June 1994, Sanjay Kapoor stayed in one of the flats but Cole did a bodged renovation as the flats had rats. Sanjay jokingly was compared to former Walford resident, homeless Mandy Salter. After his past caught up with him in July 1994, Tricky fled the area never to be seen again. He later sold No 5.

1994-present

The house was originally owned by Phil Mitchell who lived there with his wife Kathy and their son Ben. Kathy left for Africa and Phil then shared the housed with Jamie Mitchell and later Lisa Fowler.

When Phil moved into the The Queen Victoria with Sharon Rickman, Steve Owen became the new owner, later his wife Melanie Owen also moved in to live with him. It was then left unoccupied until Den Watts decided to buy it as his family home. When Den's family fell apart, Johnny Allen bought the property and lived there untill his death. His daughter Ruby Inherited the house and later leased it to Max & Tanya Branning.

Jack Branning later bought this property and continued to lease it to Max & Tanya and and children Abi, Lauren and Oscar. Due to marital problems, Tanya moved out and took Oscar. It was only Max, Abi and Lauren still live there. Joey Branning, Cora Cross and Dexter Hartman have occasionally stayed there.  As of Early 2014 Max brought the house off Jack and lives alone. Abi and Lauren have moved to 1B Albert Square and now live with Cora Cross and Dexter Hartman. As of July 2014 Abi and Lauren have moved back into 5 Albert Square. Later in 2015 Abi moved into 55 Victoria Road with Ben Mitchell, Lauren went to New Zealand and Max later went to prison, Max fell behind on mortgage payments and lost the house.

In September 2015 the house is on the market and is being sold by Duncan Roe Estates. On 5 April 2016 it was sold at auction by Sheltons Auctioneers to Jack Branning for £575,000.  It was redeveloped into flats. In November 2016 Lee Carter and Whitney Carter moved into 5B.

Residents

Current

5A

  • Unknown occupants or empty.


5B


5C


5D

  • Unknown occupants or empty.


5E

  • Unknown occupants or empty.

Past

5 (House)


Gallery

Exterior

Interior

5A

5B


5C


5D


5E

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