Fire safety in L&Q homes

Published on 11/06/2019

Fire safety in L&Q Homes 

We understand that L&Q residents may be concerned about recent news coverage of a fire at Samuel Garside House in Barking.

Samuel Garside House is a privately owned and managed property on the Barking Riverside estate. It is not built, owned or managed by L&Q. 

However, L&Q would like to reassure residents that their safety is our utmost priority. 

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined by the London Fire Brigade, but as a precaution, L&Q is currently identifying any buildings which have significant areas of timber cladding on their exterior. Properties of concern will be reviewed and where necessary we will undertake works to address any issues.

If you have any questions about the fire safety in your home, please contact your named property manager. 

For information about general fire safety, please visit please review the safety guidelines issued by the London Fire Brigade.