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Parker Building

Parker Building, Freda Street, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4EF

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 home
  • Flats 6-49: Single staircase serving all floors
  • Flats 50-84: Single staircase serving all floors
  • Flats 85-129: Single staircase serving all floors.

Fire Authority

Address: Dockhead Fire Station, 8 Wolseley St, London, SE1 2BP

Distance: 0.6 miles

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  • Considerable combustible waste and unwanted items found in a basement service room near the main electrical intake cupboard and close to the entrance to flats 85-129
  • An electric barbeque was on the balcony of a flat
  • Risk of fire spreading due to inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) in the communal areas and dry risers
  • Inadequate fire escape signage
  • Locks to dry riser doors are suited to Hyde locking system.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  • Legal notice has been issued for the removal of items in electrical intake cupboard.
  • Letter sent to remind residents of general housekeeping and the removal of barbeques on balconies.
  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) work on the dry risers and communal areas has been completed.
  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) works to individual flats has been completed.

Building construction and cladding

  • The building does not have cladding
  • The building is constructed using a mixture of reinforced concrete frame, floor, staircase and flat green roofs. There is external fascia brickwork and a commercial shopfront.

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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


Three passenger lifts and three fire lifts installed. The fire lift is for fire and rescue services to reach fires quickly.

 Six months

Electrical test and installation

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

 Five years

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

Dry riser

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

 12 months

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