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Beechmere Fire Update

Monday 19th August 2019

Beechmere update

The Beechmere site is unsafe and therefore cordoned off to the public. Work has commenced to start to clear the site with further demolition planned over the coming weeks.  

We will continue to liaise with our residents to ensure belongings are collected from apartments that are accessible, and that help and reassurance is available to them. Our priority is to ensure our residents are rehomed into appropriate accommodation as soon as possible and we continue to work with Cheshire East Council and our partners to achieve this.

Whilst we understand that losing a pet, or not knowing of their whereabouts, is heart breaking, we cannot allow access to the site as it is unsafe. However, we continue to work with our staff and local residents to support any efforts to find lost animals.

Anyone with any questions or concerns should contact our helpline on 0330 135 9019 or visit our mobile office on site between 10am and 6pm.

Thursday 15th August 2019

Insurance update

In relation to insurance enquiries, please speak to your resident liaison officer or call our helpline on 0330 135 9019.

Monday 12th August 2019

We’re devastated by the effects of the fire at Beechmere and relieved that our residents and staff were all safely evacuated.

Now that we have secured the safety of our residents, staff and the site, our priority is to care for the needs of our residents and work to action a longer-term plan.

Since Thursday, we’ve been working closely with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. The site at Beechmere is still in their control whilst they continue to make the site safe and carry out their investigations.

Over the next few days, our ultimate focus will be to ensure we regularly update our residents and answer as many questions and queries as possible.

To help with this, there will be onsite presence in a mobile office facility from 3pm at Beechmere where those with any questions or queries can pop in to speak to a liaison officer. This facility will be available for at least the next 2 weeks open from 10am till 6pm.

A dedicated helpline has also been set up to assist with any queries which is live from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday – 0330 135 9019.

We realise the impact this has had and will continue to have on our residents and the local community. Rest assured, we’re doing all we can to find longer term solutions for residents and are in contact with partner agencies to assist us with this.

We will also ensure that each resident has a dedicated liaison officer to meet with and be a main point of contact outside of general queries. This will be communicated on an individual basis over the next 24/48 hours.

We’re grateful and humbled for the tremendous amount of support we’ve seen from the local community, Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and other landlords to name but a few.

We will continue to update as and where we can using our social media platforms and website pages.

Thank you for your continued support at what is a devastating time for so many.