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Fire Safety Update: High-rise properties

Update: 26th June

Further to our initial Fire Safety Update (24th June), we can confirm that precautionary measures taken over the weekend are now complete and all of the cladding in question has been removed from Cygnet House and Wren House.

We would like to thank local residents for their continued understanding and co-operation during this process.

Work to replace the cladding will commence as soon as is practically possible, and in consultation with stakeholders.

 

Update: 24th June

One Vision Housing has been working closely with a number of Government Departments, Local Authorities and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, together with our own fire safety consultants C.S Todd and Associates Ltd regarding fire safety within our high-rise properties.

Part of this approach involved testing cladding through the Building Research Establishment (BRE) of which test results have shown certain elements of the cladding on two of our high-rise blocks, Cygnet House and Wren House, whilst meeting building regulations does not meet the latest Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) test criteria.

As a precautionary measure to ensure the continued safety of our tenants, One Vision Housing have taken the decision to remove the cladding from the two blocks with immediate effect, to allow for further investigations.