L&Q has apologised after a window fell from the fifth floor of one of its blocks in north London, landing on the patio of a ground-floor flat below.
No one was hurt, but the 105,000-home landlord admitted it was a “shocking and worrying incident”. Residents have been advised to keep their windows shut while L&Q “urgently” carries out a full inspection, although the association said its surveyors have assessed there is “no further immediate risk”. The window fell on Saturday morning from a block at L&Q’s Bourne Place development in South Kilburn, Brent, completed in 2013. The frame and pane plummeted from their place on a fifth-floor flat to the ground. Scattering glass and debris onto the patio and bouncing further into the pavement and cycle lane, according to a resident.
A formal complaint to L&Q, seen by Inside Housing, claimed that the window had been only slightly open and that it landed just metres from screaming pedestrians. It added that there have previously been issues with glass balcony doors falling from their hinges. The block is one of thousands across the country affected by the building safety crisis. Even some residents unable to sell their homes.