Tower block in Bristol evacuated due to structural concerns

A tower block in Bristol was evacuated yesterday (Tuesday 14th November) following a recent building survey revealing that in the event of an emergency there is a risk to the structure of the block.

The block has recently been subject to a number of surveys to assess options for the future of the building due to its age and method of construction.

The surveys undertaken to three flats out of the 98 in the block indicate that in the event of a fire, explosion or large impact, there is a risk to the structure of the block.

As a precautionary measure and to allow for further, more in depth surveys, residents in the block are being asked to leave Barton House immediately.

Council officers are contacting all tenants within the block to advise that they stay with friends and relatives for a short period of time whilst further survey work and analysis is undertaken.

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