Message from the Estates Office:
“Lift Disruption – Lift 5 and 6 Petticoat Tower – 06 July 2017
Please note that this Thursday 06 July, consultants from our lift maintenance contractor Butler & young Ltd accompanied by a structural engineer, will be on site to complete a feasibility study of adding additional lift openings to levels of the tower which do not currently have lift access. They will be on site from 14:00 Thursday afternoon.
This study will involve switching off each tower lift for a time period not exceeding 30 minutes. This will be done one lift at a time, so there will be one lift in operation during the course of the study.
We have been assured disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum and that both lifts will be back in operation before 15:15. Thank you.”
Following the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, concerns have, understandably, been raised by residents about the safety of our homes and the possibility of a similar incident in one of our tower blocks.
Please find below the most recent independent fire risk assessment for the Middlesex Street Estate for residents to refer to:
Fire Risk Assessment Petticoat Tower 23/09/2016
Fire Risk Assessment Petticoat Square 23/09/2016
See also a recent report by the Director of Children & Community Services on Fire Safety in the City’s residential blocks:
Urgent Paper – Fire Safety in the City’s Residential Blocks 03rd-Jul-2017 14.00 Housing Management
In addition to this the City of London’s Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness has recently announced the following: Continue reading “Fire Risk Assessment for Middlesex Street Estate”