Statement following the incident at Grenfell Tower, London

We’ve all been shocked and saddened by the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London this week. Our thoughts go out to the victims and everyone affected by the fire at this time.

As we manage a number of tower blocks, we would just like to take this opportunity to reassure our customers about the work we’re doing to keep their buildings safe and secure.

The safety of our customers is our utmost priority and we’re confident that the procedures we have in place will continue to keep them safe. We work very closely with the Fire and Rescue Service and all our tower blocks meet strict fire safety regulations, with regular inspections and risk assessments by independent fire safety assessors put in place to ensure their safety.

We recently completed fire risk assessments in all our tower blocks and are in the process of reviewing all the relevant fire safety documentation as a precautionary measure. We’re also working with Manchester Fire and Rescue Services (MRFS), Lancashire Combined Fire Authority (LCFA), Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) and other key partners, to undertake inspections and provide additional reassurance.

Based on the information emerging from Grenfell Tower, we’ve also launched a preliminary review to address key issues that form part of our approach to fire safety, such as the Stay Put evacuation policy, cladding and the use of sprinklers. We’ll ensure we have a communications strategy in place that reassures customers and reminds them about what they should do in the event of a fire.

Over the coming weeks, staff will be present at our tower block sites to reassure customers and answer any questions they may have.

If you would like any additional information, or if you have concerns, please contact:

Contour Homes
Phone: 0345 602 1120

Ribble Valley
Phone: 0800 111 4448

Liverpool Housing Trust
Phone: 0300 555 0131 (local rate)

Peak Valley
Phone: 0345 270 3501

Hyndburn Homes
Phone: 0345 675 1131 or 0345 270 7150