Dear University of Derby

With reference to the Copper Building at One Friargate Square, Agard Street, Derby:

1. Please provide sight of fire safety strategy internal audits and associated records, from 2015 to September 2018.

2. Please provide sight of all communications with third parties related to a fire escape, to include communications with Derby City Council and the building's developer or their agents, from 2015 to September 2018.

3. Please provide sight of any records that reference building regulations and / or the requirement for a fire escape in a six storey building, from 2015 to present day.

4. Please provide sight of any records that reference a 'people counting' system being used for fire safety purposes from 2015 to present day.

Yours faithfully

pp David Gale

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

Dear David

Freedom of Information Act 2000 request FOI / 2372

I acknowledge your request for information received on 4/2/21

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me, or alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [University of Derby request email].

Kind Regards

Becca de Ville
Information Governance Project Officer
Legal Governance & Assurance Services

T: ( (01332) 592151
E: * [email address]

University of Derby,
Kedleston Road,
Derby,
DE22 1GB

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Dear David

 

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 request EIR /2372 

 

 
Thank you for your recent request for information. 

 

Your request and our responses: 

 

1. Please provide sight of fire safety strategy internal audits and
associated records, from 2015 to September 2018.

 

2. Please provide sight of all communications with third parties related
to a fire escape, to include communications with Derby City Council and
the building's developer or their agents, from 2015 to September 2018.

 

3. Please provide sight of any records that reference building regulations
and / or the requirement for a fire escape in a six storey building, from
2015 to present day.

 

4. Please provide sight of any records that reference a 'people counting'
system being used for fire safety purposes from 2015 to present day.

 

Please see attached document

 

The information that we provide in response to the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 requests are subject to copyright protection. The copyright
is owned by either the University or a third party. Simply because
the information is available under the legislation does not mean the
University or the third party has waived its copyright. 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you should
write to: 

Helen Selby 
Legal, Governance & Assurance Services 
University of Derby 
Kedleston Road 
Derby 
DE22 1GB 

 

Please quote your FOI reference no. and ask that your request be
reviewed under the University’s internal appeals procedure. 

 

If after the appeal process you are still dissatisfied, you can complain
to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545700 [1]www.informationcommissioner.org.uk 

 

Kind Regards 

 

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Dear David,
   
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 request EIR /2372   

 
Thank you for your recent request for information. 

 

Your request and our responses:  

   

1. Please provide sight of fire safety strategy internal audits and
associated records, from 2015 to September 2018.

Please see EIR Response 2372 attached

 

2. Please provide sight of all communications with third parties related
to a fire escape, to include communications with Derby City Council and
the building's developer or their agents, from 2015 to September 2018.

Please see EIR Response 2372 attached

 

3. Please provide sight of any records that reference building regulations
and / or the requirement for a fire escape in a six storey building, from
2015 to present day.

Please see Question 3_Redacted.pdf attached

 

4. Please provide sight of any records that reference a 'people counting'
system being used for fire safety purposes from 2015 to present day.

Please see Question 4_Redacted.pdf attached

 

  

 

The information that we provide in response to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests are subject to copyright protection. The
copyright is owned by either the University or a third party. Simply
because the information is available under the legislation does not mean
the University or the third party has waived its copyright. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you should
write to: 

Mrs Helen Selby 

Legal, Governance and Assurance Services 
University of Derby 
Kedleston Road 
Derby 
DE22 1GB 

 

Please quote your FOI reference no. and ask that your request be
reviewed under the University’s internal appeals procedure. 

 

If after the appeal process you are still dissatisfied, you can complain
to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545700 [1]www.informationcommissioner.org.uk 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Laura Cummings
Information Governance Assistant
  [2][IMG]
Legal, Governance & Assurance Services

01332 592151 [3]Email the GDPR Team

 

 

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Dear University of Derby,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews. EIR Ref: 2372

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Derby's handling of my FOI request 'Copper Building - Fire Safety Strategy internal audits'.

The university has provided an undated letter as part of its 31.03.21 response my FOI request of 04.02.21. The letter from the university claims exemption in circumstances where there is a clear public safety and law enforcement interest in disclosing the requested information.

The public interest and law enforcement elements are particularly relevant in circumstances where Derby City Council has already confirmed that the 2015 planning application that sought 'change of use' featured supporting architectural drawings that depicted a fire escape as being in place when it was not actually constructed until 2018.

It is unfortunate that Derby City Council changed its responses on the matter of the missing fire escape the day following the Grenfell Towers fire in June 2017 and that, according to the university's records, no notification or update was made on the related compliance requirement per Part B Building Regulations 2000.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

David Gale

UOD - FOI, University of Derby

Dear David,

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 request EIR /2372

I acknowledge your request for an internal review regarding the information you have received.

Your request is being considered and you will receive our response within 20 working days.

Please be aware that we are currently following the ICO's guidance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whilst we will endeavour to meet our statutory timescales, the ICO recognises that during the pandemic there may be understandable delays when making information rights requests. Please see the ICO guidance for more information.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me or alternatively email the Freedom of Information Team at [University of Derby request email].

Kind regards,

Laura Cummings

Information Governance Assistant
Legal, Governance & Assurance Services
01332 592151 Email the GDPR Team

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Dear David,

 

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 request EIR /2372  

 

Please see attached response sent on behalf of Helen Selby.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Laura Cummings
Information Governance Assistant
  [1][IMG]
Legal, Governance & Assurance Services

01332 592151 [2]Email the GDPR Team

 

 

 

The University of Derby has a published policy regarding email and
reserves the right to monitor email traffic.
If you believe this was sent to you in error, please reply to the sender
and let them know.

Key University contacts: http://www.derby.ac.uk/its/contacts/

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For the attention of James Fussell and Kath Mitchell:

Thank you for your response.

In noting that the University has refused to disclose the requested information, I will remind all involved that any SRA regulated solicitor who has reviewed the FOI request and / or the requested information is required to report to the SRA and the police any suspected fraud, dishonesty, or serious misconduct, to include other solicitors and their employees.

Yours sincerely

David Gale

Dear UOD - FOI

To assist the UoD and the Information Commissioner, I can confirm that the previously requested records should include all records related to:

the decisions to issue and then cancel the December 2015 Invitation to Tender for the construction of a fire escape at One Friargate Square (Copper Building), Agard Street, Derby,

and communications between Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and UoD on threats of enforcement action and / or building closure related to the lack of fire escape at the Copper Building, to include 2017-18 correspondence with UoD executive management.

Yours sincerely

David Gale