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Arden House

Grantham Road, London SW9 9DR

Property Manager contact details

Evacuation policy

  • Stay Put - View advice from London Fire Authority.
  • If a fire starts in your flat, get everyone out, close the door behind you and leave the building. When you are safe, call 999.
  • If a fire starts in another part of the building, stay put unless your flat is being affected by fire or smoke. There is fire protection provided in the building as well as the floors, walls and doors of each flat.
  • When you stay put, you reduce the risk of entering a smoky corridor unnecessarily and possibly being overwhelmed by smoke.
  • Staying put also means firefighters can tackle the fire safely and quickly without being delayed by residents coming down the stairs.

An up to date list of residents who need assistance in the event of a fire is kept securely on site for the fire brigade. If you feel you should be included on the list please contact your Property Manager.

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Means of escape

  • The best escape route is usually the normal way in and out of your homeThere are two routes out of your building:
    • the main staircase that leads to the ground floor

    • each flat has an emergency staircase that leads to the floor below where you can access the main staircase.

Fire Authority

Address: London Fire Brigade – Clapham, 29 Old Town, SW4 0JT

Distance: 1.3 miles

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  • Risk of fire spreading from a flat to flat due to inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) between floors
  • Risk of fire spreading due to inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) in the communal areas and dry risers.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) work on the dry risers and communal areas has been completed.
  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) works for the flats are near complete excluding a few flats.
  • Fire Entrance Door (FED) replacements related to residential fire stopping are due to start or ongoing.
  • A concierge is on site seven days a week - 12pm to 8pm.

Building construction and cladding

  • The building does not have cladding
  • The building is of concrete construction. Concrete slab floors separate each level
  • The flats are constructed using solid concrete partitions with no false ceilings.

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Routine inspections

The items below are inspected or serviced to maintain the fire safety of your building.

Area for inspection


Frequency of inspection

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

An FRA is an inspection of the building to check that the fire safety arrangements in place meet the legal fire safety requirements. They also identify what else we can do to prevent fire and keep residents safe in their homes.

12 months


Two passenger lifts.

Six months

Electrical test and installation

Communal electrical installations such as wiring, sockets and lights are inspected and tested regularly.

Five years

Communal gas boiler

Communal gas boiler provides heating / hot water to all flats.

12 months

Dry riser

Used by firefighters to distribute water to all levels of the building.

Six months

Fire Detection System

Fire detection can include fire alarms, heat detectors, smoke detectors and carbon dioxide detectors.

Three months

Emergency lighting

Emergency lighting (or escape lighting) lights up a safe exit route if the mains power fails.

12 months

Fire Fighting Equipment

Can include fire blankets and fire extinguishers.

12 months

Automatic Open Vent (AOV)

Used to control the ventilation of smoke in a fire.

Three months

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