Fire safety in office to residential conversions (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6278
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many fires has London Fire Brigade dealt with in residential premises that have been converted from offices under the permitted development rights since this was introduced in 2013? Please provide the figures annually.

Answer

Fire safety in office to residential conversions (2)

Fire safety in office to residential conversions (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When a fire occurs the attending crews will record the premises type based on its current use. As such a commercial premise that has been converted to residential use at the time of the fire would be recorded as a residential property type. As such, there is no readily available data set to identify offices converted under the permitted development rights that have had a fire.