As MPs, councillors and campaigners prepared for the above meeting tonight there was a reminder that the issue with new build is not limited to cladding and the fire risk - it is the overall quality of the buildings that have included balconies that flood, failed heating and ill-fitting windows that are a cause for concern and culminated in a window falling out recently endangering pedestrians in the street below.
The fallen window
The void left by the fallen window
L &Q Homes were forced to apologise when a window fell into the street from bourne Place, one of their South Kilburn new builds:
They told Inside Housing LINK :
“Thankfully nobody was hurt, but this was a shocking and worrying incident.
“The safety of our residents is L&Q’s number-one priority, and we are very sorry for the concern this has caused.
“Our surveying team attended the site immediately to make the window safe and begin a thorough investigation into why and how this happened.
“All residents in the block were sent a text message on Saturday afternoon, and we were able to check the windows in the homes where we were able to gain access over the weekend.
“Our surveyors have assessed that there is no further immediate risk but advised residents to keep windows shut while we urgently complete a full inspection this week.
“We will continue to keep residents informed and updated while we work to resolve all issues as quickly as possible.”