Kate Youde writes for Architects' Journal on the issue of staircases in high rise residential blocks as RIBA joins with other industry and fire safety professionals in calling for a review over the safety of single staircase towers. Click on the image below to be redirected to the full Architects' Journal article
For three years, Ledbury Action Group (former residents of the Ledbury Estate in Peckham) have recorded and analysed the annual fire risk assessments for Southwark Council's 170+ high rise blocks. Their latest audit demonstrates that overall, fire safety ratings are worsening year upon year. (Photo credit: Redman House, Southwark by Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke) In summer 2019, the action groups' first audit showed that 67% of Southwark owned blocks were considered to be beyond '
Open Democracy have revealed that Sue Gray; tasked with investigating alleged illegal gatherings at number 10, is also implicated in blocking journalists Freedom of Information requests relating to Grenfell. Click the image below to read the full article on the Open Democracy website.
The Guardian reports (4th January 2022) that former and current government figures including Eric Pickles, Gavin Barwell and Brandon Lewis will be cross examined as part of the Grenfell Inquiry which resumes towards the end of January. Read the full Guardian article below.