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London Enterprise Academy Whitechapel fails ACM cladding fire tests

By on July 14, 2017 in News, Schools with 0 Comments
London Enterprise Academy Whitechapel fails ACM cladding fire tests

The London Enterprise Academy in Commercial Rd, Whitechapel, has failed fire safety tests on cladding undertaken as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire.According to a statement by the Department for Education the tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) confirmed that the cladding was not of limited combustibility and the London Enterprise […]

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It’s official – broadband speeds in Wapping suck!

By on July 5, 2017 in Broadband, Infrastructure with 0 Comments
It’s official – broadband speeds in Wapping suck!

A map by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at University College London shows the abysmal state of broadband speeds in Tower Hamlets, especially Wapping.

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Details of ACM cladding on Poplar HARCA tower blocks revealed

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Details of ACM cladding on Poplar HARCA tower blocks revealed

As a result of our news story of earlier today Poplar HARCA have supplied more details of the external panels on William Cotton and Anne Matthews Courts that need to be removed due to fire safety concerns.The yellow panels are part of the facade of William Cotton and Anne Matthews Courts that surround the balconies as shown in […]

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Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 0 Comments
Fire safety of two Poplar HARCA tower blocks in question (Updated)

William Cotton Court and Anne Matthews Court in St. Paul’s Way Mile End have failed Fire Safety Assessment tests in the last few days according to local residents.Both tower blocks are owned and managed by Poplar HARCA and were built by Rydon, the company that undertook the Grenfell Tower refurbishment.  Poplar HARCA is one of the […]

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Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

By on June 28, 2017 in Housing, News with 3 Comments
Eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets with high or substantial fire risk

A report by BBC News states that eight tower blocks in Tower Hamlets are believed to have a high/substantial fire risk.Six of the blocks are on the Cranbrook Estate in Mace Street, Bow, E2 and were built in 1963. Alzette House Modling House Offenbach House Puteaux House St Giles House Velletri House The other two […]

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