Dear Medway Council,
Following the letter sent by the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding the safety of Large Panel System (LPS) buildings, can you provide details of the last time you carried out a structural survey of LPS blocks, what the survey found, and whether any action was taken as a result.
Can you also provide a list of the names of LPS blocks the organisation owns, and which LPS blocks have been demolished while under your organisation's control.
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Dear Basia Cummings,
Freedom of Information request ref: MFOI005521
Thank you for your request Medway Council received on 3 August 2018.
I can confirm the Council holds the requested information and this has
been provided below.
Following the letter sent by the Department for Communities and Local
Government regarding the safety of Large Panel System (LPS) buildings, can
you provide details of the last time you carried out a structural survey
of LPS blocks, what the survey found, and whether any action was taken as
Medway Council's Housing Management Service’s stock does not contain any
archetype or build types that we would consider LPS. As a result of the
guidance received by the DCLG in 2017 we did instruct a structural survey
to one of our mid-rise buildings, however this confirmed that the
construction type was not LPS and that there were no structural concerns.
The last time the Medway Council completed a structural survey of LPS
block was May 2018.
Can you also provide a list of the names of LPS blocks the organisation
owns, and which LPS blocks have been demolished while under your
We have not undertaken any demolition works due to this as we do not own
any such blocks
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