During the period 2000-2003 tenants of three tower blocks in Sheffield were decanted to make way for the demolition of the flats which had been built by Gleason during 1969-70. Demolishing council housing was all the rage in those days, because it would push up property prices, and rising property prices were an integral part of the 'Perpetual Motion Machine' that drove anglo-saxon Capitalism, until 2008. The tenants were given 'home-loss' grants to lessen the impact of moving, and as a result many left furniture and kitchen ware behind. There was even an abonded coffin in a room which had been the roost by pigeons for several months.
Visiting the flats was quite interesting. The approach to the doors was covered in shattered glass and other debris, and higher up the rooms alternated between those full of pigeon droppings, and some with comfortable beds and furniture which looked quite habitable.
There was also evidence of hard drug use. In my whole thirty years of travelling America, Asia, and Europe I had never seen such surprising amounts of hard drug paraphernalia, although I had once witnessed a tourist injecting heroin in a Teheran hotel (where drug possession then carried the death penalty).