FOI: Large Panel System (LPS) buildings

Basia Cummings made this Freedom of Information request to Stevenage Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 330 authorities

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The request was successful.

Dear Stevenage Borough 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.

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Basia Cummings

FOI, Stevenage Borough Council

Dear Basia Cummings

Thank you for your recent request for information, which is now being handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your reference number, should you wish to note it, is 23590.

The Council will provide you with the information requested by 4 September 2018, unless there is a legitimate reason preventing its release.

If the Council is unable to provide the information, you will be informed of the reasons in writing.

Yours sincerely

Thomas Sloan
Performance and Improvement Officer
Corporate Projects, Customer Services & Technology

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FOI, Stevenage Borough Council

Dear Ms Basia Cummings

Please see below the response to your FOI request:

SBCs 7 tower blocks are reinforced concrete frames with some form of masonry infill panels. None of them are ‘system built’ such as Ronan Point. The year of construction of Harrow Court was 1966 it was built under the 1965 Building regulations that were enacted in 1966. Brent Court was built in 1967. Shaftesbury was built in 1970. Gladstone was built in 1971. Highplash, The Towers and Highcroft built in 1963 All blocks as far as I’m aware were last structural surveyed in 2005, unaware of remedial works that came out of the surveys. SBC have demolished: Chauncy, Bates, Bertram, Blomfield and Edwards House approx. 2000.

Kind regards

Thomas Sloan
Performance and Improvement Officer
Corporate Projects, Customer Services & Technology

Stevenage Borough Council  |  Daneshill House | Danestrete | Stevenage | SG1 1HN
S  01438 242242
  [email address
  www.stevenage.gov.uk 

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