Colliers Wood Tower updates

Wednesday June 29 at 4pm

Following discussions today with the fire service, police, the council and the building’s management company, we will be taking further immediate precautions to ensure the safety of residents in and around Colliers Wood Tower.

A structural and fire assessment of the tower is being carried out today, and a full window-by-window abseil of the building will take place tomorrow morning to check each pane of glass. However, until we are satisfied with the results of those surveys, we will be widening the cordon around the building as a precaution. This will mean the closure of Christchurch Road to traffic.

Access to Singlegate Primary School will be maintained, although residents  are advised to use Valley Gardens as an alternative safe route. The shops on Christchurch Road and the Underground station will remain accessible.

Following today’s survey, we will be meeting again with partners later this evening, and will update you again as necessary.

We would like to thank residents for their patience while we work to ensure everybody is kept safe.

Tuesday 28 June at 8pm

Following the footage of a glass panel falling from Colliers Wood Tower yesterday, we wanted to update residents on the actions being taken.

Our building control team has visited the site and the managing agents, have undertaken initial inspections to ensure there is no immediate risk.

However, they will carry out a more detailed abseil survey as an immediate priority to check each window, and we have asked for this to be done urgently.

As a precaution, the area around the building will be cordoned off tonight, and this will remain in place while the survey is carried out. Access will be maintained for residents and to local shops.

Resident safety is paramount and we are monitoring the situation with the owners.