Statement on RCS Building Safety

Published: June 30, 2017


In light of the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy, a Royal Conservatoire of Scotland spokesperson said:

“The safety of our staff and students is a primary priority in all things and we take every step we can to ensure their safety and well-being.

“We undertake a continuous programme of fire risk assessments and we are reviewing our procedures in light of recent events.

“The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland does not own or operate student residences. Our provider, Liberty Living, has assured us that they are thoroughly investigating all residences including Liberty House in Glasgow.

 

A spokesperson for Liberty Living said:

“Liberty Living has reviewed the building construction and materials used in all residences and can confirm that none of our residences use the same brand of external cladding as was used on Grenfell Tower.

“As a further precaution, we have contracted with cladding experts and fire safety specialists to investigate all cladding systems present in our portfolio to ensure they meet the required standards in terms of the materials used and methods of installation.

“Our residences have both active and passive fire protection systems, including alarm systems which identify the location of a fire, fire doors and extinguishers.

“Our residences are staffed 24 hours a day by staff and security personnel, with clear fire evacuation policies at every site, and regular fire drills and fire assessments are undertaken.”