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Chalcots residents - important information

A phased return to the Chalcots Estate is underway. Safety works on Burnham from Ground to 19th floor and Bray from Ground to 5th have now been signed off by building control officers. If you live on these floors we will contact you to discuss how we can help you return home.

We understand there are safety concerns and we want to reassure you that we will not ask residents to return home unless it is absolutely safe to do so. Redbridge Council and Lambeth Council building control teams have been supporting Camden officers, helping to check and benchmark the urgent works. You can read Lambeth’s official letter of assurance here.

Fire Risk Assessments have been published, as promised, on Camden’s Open Data portal and the fire service has also been to the Chalcots Estate to review the works and confirm that they have been completed in accordance with their advice. London Fire Brigade have issued the following statement:

“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 Charcot 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.”

You can read a statement from Leader of the Council, Georgia Gould and find a detailed schedule of the essential fire safety works here.

We are liaising with our contractors daily to ensure they are working considerately but if you have any concerns or feel this is not happening, please let us know via your resident liaison officer. Each block has an on call resident liaison officer, you can find their contact numbers in the Taplow TRA office.

You can also contact our dedicated support line for Chalcots residents on 020 7974 4444 option 7 with any other questions or concerns you have with the work that is being undertaken.

A list of FAQs is also being updated regularly on our website.

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