Evacuation in Annette Street

Following the evacuation of residents from 37 Annette Street a couple of nights ago,The Community Council have information about what happened to the building, about the residents and what is happening to the building itself. Below is a copy of the email from Building Control:-

“Dear Mr Beaver

Sorry for the delay on responding.

With regards to 37 Annette Street my surveyors were called out on 18.01.2016 after a report that an internal wall of the tenement was in a dangerous condition. On inspection of the wall the building was declared dangerous and in the interest of public safety the building was vacated. All ground floor windows and doors have been boarded up to prevent access to the dangerous building and a perimeter fence erected to the rear of the building to form an exclusion zone.

In relation to the families evacuated, Social Work Services attended, set up a rest centre and arranged accommodation as appropriate.

This Service has been contacted by a firm of loss adjusters who advised that they are trying to arrange for an engineer to carry out an inspection. Meanwhile a letter will be sent to the owners of the properties and their factor regarding the situation and we will await their response.

The Council are currently assessing the options for issuing a dangerous building Notice under the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 which if issued would require the owners to remove the danger either by repair or by demolition.”

We will try and keep the community updated as soon as we hear any further information.

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