Battersea Arts Centre fire

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1157
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor offer his regrets for the recent devastating fire that has severely damaged Battersea Arts Centre and inform us as to what, if anything, is being done to help restore this historic building, and protect similar institutions across London from similar tragedies?

Answer

Answer for Battersea Arts Centre fire

Answer for Battersea Arts Centre fire

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I wrote to BAC on 16th March 2015 to offer my support for this tragic incident which saw fire take hold of this historic Grade II-listed building.  The letter acknowledged the incredibly fast response of staff, the local community and of course the emergency services in dealing with this situation.  I also congratulated the venue and its staff for managing to open for business within 24hrs. My Deputy Mayor, Munira Mirza will attend an event at BAC on 21st April and will explore how I can further help BAC in its hour of need.