Description of Grenfell Tower
Grenfell Tower is a 24-storey tower block at the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington, London W11.
The block is managed by Kensington and Chelsea TMO on behalf of the council.
2017 June 14 - Fire at Grenfell Tower destroys the building. The London Fire Brigade received the first of multiple calls to the incident at 0054 on Wednesday morning. The fire affected all floors of the 24 storey building, from the second floor up, and at its height 40 fire engines and more than 200 firefighters were at the scene. The fire crews were able to rescue 65 people from the building. At the time of the fire the building housed ca 400-600 people. In June 21 the number of confirmed deaths was 79.
2017 July 7 - The area is fenced off. Many surrounding buildings are seen with a banner "Justice for Grenfell Tower". An ITV News crew van is parked just outside the area. By July 12th the number of victims has risen to 80 and the number of survivors is said to be 255.
2016 May - major £10m building refurbishment completes.
The improvements included the installation of insulated exterior cladding, new double glazed windows and a new communal heating system. An impressive new foyer was built along with new facilities at the Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club and Grenfell Under 3s Nursery.
The two year project, which was designed and delivered by KCTMO in partnership with Rydon Construction, was a complex one as it took place with all 120 flats occupied throughout. The logistics had to be carefully managed to minimise disruption.
Nine much needed new homes were also developed from unused spaces in the building.
The tower is located adjacent to the land at Lancaster West estate and to the north of the three residential finger blocks -
‘Testerton, Hurstway and Barandon Walks’. The tower is connected to the finger blocks by an elevated walkway level.
The nearest tube station is Latimer Road.