Key Decisions List

Urgent Officer Decision - Wet Riser Upgrade at Edward Woods Estate 

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Wet Riser Upgrade at Edward Woods Estate New!

Decision maker:  Strategic Director of the Economy Department

Decision:   10 Jul 2020

Lead officer:  Dominic D Souza

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/07/2020

Reason for urgency:
The decision is urgent because the main electrical pump is now non-operational, so, the supply of water to the Wet Riser is totally reliant on the 80-year-old diesel engine. Therefore, in a 24-storey high block(s) the risks would be significant in the event of a fire and this is the most critical concern.

There was a recent fire on Edward Woods Estate and following the fire the London Fire Brigade (LFB) served the Council with a Notice of Deficiency. This decision is required to mitigate any fire safety risk and enforcement action from LFB.