Talking safety with tenants at Northumbria Lodge

Great to meet with tenants at Northumbria Lodge, Cowgate, to discuss fire safety, detailing prevention measures and listening to tenant views.

It’s a key part of our ongoing commitment to engage with tenants to discuss building safety.

We talked with tenants about the important role they play in helping us make their homes and building safe.

And we provided building safety information to tenants as well about how to contact us to report any concerns and feedback they may have.

Amber Welsh, head of compliance, Roger West, fire risk assessor, Mark Donohoe, fire door inspector and housing officer Julie Wrightson, met with tenants in Northumbria Lodge to explain fire safety procedures and listen to their experiences of living in their flats overlooking Newcastle United Golf Club and Newcastle Town Moor.

Northumbria Lodge is one of the most recognisable buildings on the Newcastle skyline – a 14-storey block of flats comprising 48 one bedroom apartments. It is a key focus of our building safety tenant engagement strategy which also takes in Bernicia’s retirement living locations, medium and low rise flats and other complex buildings.

Communicating with tenants to understand their needs and clarify what they can expect from Bernicia to keep them safe in their homes is a pillar of the strategy.

The Building Safety Tenant Engagement Strategy has been developed as part of Bernicia’s response to the Hackitt Review of building regulations and fire safety.