Tower blocks and fire safety

The news from North Kensington concerning the Grenfell Tower fire is tragic and undoubtedly unsettling for our residents who live in tower blocks.

We manage four tower blocks (all 16 stories), which are situated on the Cambridge Road Estate. These are checked annually and all other council owned properties are checked every one, two or three years. Read the letter sent to Cambridge Road Estate residents or frequently asked questions prepared following this incident.

You can also find out how you can help with the Grenfell Tower appeal

General fire safety advice and reassurance from the London Fire Brigade

  • If you live in a high rise property you are not at more risk of a fire starting, and living in a flat is not more dangerous than living in a house.
  • Make sure you have a working smoke alarm.
  • There are reasonable precautions you can take to help prevent a fire in the home.
  • Know your escape plan and what to do if there is a fire inside your home or somewhere else in the building.

Further information is available on the London Fire Brigade website, specifically for people who live in purpose built flats and maisonette