Update on fire safety following the fire at Grenfell Tower

See also our statement on fire safety by Clarion Housing Group 

We understand people are concerned following the fire at Grenfell Tower. Our top priority has always been, and will continue to be, the safety of our residents and we have robust processes in place to ensure this. 

Our approach to fire safety, as always, will be guided by the fire authorities and any new advice offered by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

What we are doing

  1. We are working with professionals within and outside the organisation assessing our approach to reviewing high rise properties, in addition to the day to day role of our existing fire safety specialist team.
  2. We are undertaking inspections of all our high rise properties and any properties with cladding, with the immediate priority being buildings of ten storeys and above. This includes a technical building specific review of any cladding, plus all fire safety and housekeeping arrangements. This will be followed by reviews of those buildings of between six and nine storeys and then those of five storeys and under with cladding.
  3. We are working closely with the fire authorities and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), and will be guided by them on any new advice or recommendations following the Grenfell fire investigation.
  4. We are offering battery operated smoke detectors to residents in high rise properties, if they don’t already have one.

Further information for our residents can be found on our housing association websites: