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Fire safety works on the Chalcots Estate - Latest Update 21 July 2017 6pm

A phased return to the Chalcots Estate is getting underway. Safety works on Burnham, from Ground to 22nd floor, Dorney from Ground to 22nd, Bray from Ground to 22nd and Taplow from Ground to 17th have now been signed off by building control officers in consultation with the London Fire Brigade. Residents on these floors are being contacted by housing officers today and told they can go home. 

Residents are being invited to return to their homes on a floor-by-floor basis, starting from the ground floors up, as advised by the London Fire Brigade. It is important you wait for us to call you before returning home. This is to ensure work has been completed and it is safe for you to move home.

We remind residents that we turned off the gas supply to their home in order to complete fire safety works. If the gas remains switched off when you return to your home please contact GEM on 020 8985 0409 (until 6pm). GEM will be able to make same day appointments to switch the gas back for calls received before 5pm. If you return to your home later in the evening, please email camden@gemebs.com with your name, address and telephone number.   

You can read the latest statement from Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, here

A spokesperson from the London Fire Brigade has said:

“Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, have been working very closely with Camden Council since it was discovered that essential works were required in these four buildings on the Chalcots Estate. We subsequently agreed a list of works required which would improve the general fire precautions in the building such as to mitigate the risks from fire.

"There will be further work to undertake but the Brigade is content that sufficient progress has been made to allow a phased re-occupation of the buildings. The phasing of the re-occupation will be dependent on the completion of works to each floor of the buildings, starting with the lower floors.”

All fire safety works are being signed off by independent building control inspectors, you can read their letters below.

Friday 21 July – Lambeth Council 

Thursday 20 July – Lambeth Building Control

Tuesday 18 July – Lambeth Building Control

Monday 17 July – Lambeth Building Control

Monday 17 July – Westminster Building Control

Friday 14 July – Lambeth Building Control

You can read the detailed works programme here. This was last updated at 1pm on Saturday 22 July 2017. 

Residents can access a dedicated Chalcots residents’ line via Contact Camden at 020 7974 4444, option 7 (24 hours a day).

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