Members of the city council were informed at a meeting that 223 to 229 High Street would be torn down in the interest of public safety, reports Glasgow Live.
… devastating impact of a fire in the building…
… agreement to install the current safety exclusion zone along with side security…
Glasgow Live writes:
Several properties on Glasgow’s High Street are to be demolished following the devastating impact of a fire in the building earlier this month.
Members of the city council were informed at a meeting on Thursday that 223 to 229 High Street would be torn down in the interest of public safety.
Green group councillor Jon Molyneux asked councillor Kenny McLean what fire prevention measures were in place and to provide an update on the recent fire….
Mr McLean said: “The requirements for managing and maintaining fire safety measures rest with building owners and occupiers.
“It has since been assessed that the extent of the damage from 223 to 229 High Street is so severe that the council considers the demolition is required in the interest of public safety.
“Currently this does not include the house at 219 High Street which the fire did not reach. Since then, building standards have continued engaging with the owners to push them to take this forward.
“There has been good cooperation to date. This includes their agreement to install the current safety exclusion zone along with side security.”