Frequently asked questions

Chalcots Evacuation

Chalcots residents: news, information and advice

  • Website: and follow us on Twitter @camdentalking
  • Call: Contact Camden at 020 7974 4444, option 7 (24 hours a day)
  • Email:
  • In person: Staff are onsite at the Chalcots blocks and Taplow TRA Hall between 8am and 8pm

Why were we evacuated from our homes?

On Friday 23 June 2017, we were advised by the London Fire Brigade to evacuate Burnham, Bray, Dorney and Taplow. This was as a result of some identified fire safety works required inside the buildings, together with failed results of tests on the exterior cladding undertaken by the Department of Communities and Local Government. 

These two combined issues led to the recommendation from London Fire Brigade that we temporarily evacuate the building so that we could complete the essential works. We agreed a package of works with the London Fire Brigade that would bring the blocks at Chalcots to the right standard of fire safety and allow us to get residents back home. You can find more details of the required works in the Building works section. 
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