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Fire safety in all our tower blocks – Update

29 Jun

Hanover tower block

You may have seen in the local news that we have started to remove the cladding from Hanover Tower block in Broomhall.

Maintenance teams began to remove the cladding on the block at low level earlier this week. It will take several weeks to remove the cladding. We are removing it because a part of it failed the Government’s new fire safety test.

We have written to all tenants and residents in the tower block. Our neighbourhood officers are onsite this week holding drop in sessions for residents. Our teams will also be available to speak with people in their flats if they are worried or have questions.

Further meetings will be held today (Thursday 29 June) at Hanover tower at 5.15pm to 6.15pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have agreed with us that it is safe for residents to stay in their homes while the works take place.

We are making sure that security is on site 24 hours a day while the building work is ongoing.
Fire safety in all our tower blocks

We are still having meetings with tenants and leaseholders in each of our tower blocks and we are inviting tenants and leaseholders with a hand delivered letter. Please come along if you have any concerns or questions.

We still don’t know the reasons why the fire spread so quickly in London. We would like to reassure you that once we receive the details, if we need to change any arrangements to keep tenants safe, then we will.

We are also taking samples on all of our aluminium clad tower blocks and sending them off for independent tests. We will let you know the results of the tests when they are complete.

Fire safety advice

We also wanted to remind you about the fire safety advice available, including some steps you can take to minimise fire risk and prevent injury or accident.

You can download a copy of our Fire Safety information booklet and you will also find this information in your tenancy sign up pack.

If you have any further questions or concerns please get in touch with your neighbourhood officer or call us on: 0114 2734567