Category Archive: fire safety

Wandsworth Council has the Power to make Berkeley Homes pay for Flammable Cladding Removal at Chelsea Bridge Wharf

The government has lost patience with private owners of high-rise buildings who have failed to remove dangerous Grenfell-style cladding and has given councils the power to strip the materials off themselves and reclaim… Continue reading

Fire at Chelsea Bridge Wharf

It is a great relief that no-one was apparently hurt in the fire at Oswald Building, Chelsea Bridge Wharf on 27th June 2018.  This is despite the fact that there is some flammable… Continue reading

Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market: call for evidence

The government consultation on cracking down on abuses by managing agents and letting agents closes today at 11.45 pm https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/protecting-consumers-in-the-letting-and-managing-agent-market-call-for-evidence Residents are encouraged to give their views about Rendall and Rittner’s management at… Continue reading

The laughable ‘Speed Camera’ in Sopwith Way

As well as the nuisance to residents and the road safety issues there is a fire safety angle to this matter. Sopwith Way was designed to be the emergency access route into Chelsea Bridge Wharf and there is no other way to get fire engines in. If there was an accident on Sopwith Way (god forbid) and if vehicles blocked the road as a result, they would have to be removed before any emergency vehicles could get through (this particularly applies to fire engines).

Grenfell Tower style cladding found at Chelsea Bridge Wharf – fire wardens costing £3,500 a day

UPDATE (Dec 2017): Although no information has been given to residents by Rendall and Rittner, it appears that a major programme of ‘risk management’ is taking place in the  blocks with the  flammable… Continue reading