Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

This Is Local London: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Seven fire engines were called to the old Klinger building in Edgington Way at around 3pm yesterday.

A pile of tyres and rubbish was found alight causing a large plume of black smoke to be seen for miles.

Firefighters used breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control while a Met helicopter was called in to search for homeless people who had reportedly escaped onto the roof.

Nobody was found and there were no reports of any injuries.

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1:04pm Sat 19 Apr 14

reasonable75 says...

This rusty old derelict building (with asbestos throughout) is actually a listed building

So Tesco cannot expand as even they cannot get planning permission

Despite several attempts to burn in down it still stands - built to last!
This rusty old derelict building (with asbestos throughout) is actually a listed building So Tesco cannot expand as even they cannot get planning permission Despite several attempts to burn in down it still stands - built to last! reasonable75
  • Score: 9

1:22pm Sat 19 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

So Tesco cannot expand as even they cannot get planning permission
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Yeah right!
So Tesco cannot expand as even they cannot get planning permission ------------- Yeah right! white rabbit9
  • Score: 10

4:37pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Phillip McCorey says...

What annoys me the most is the fact that a listed for historical importance building is left to rot and open to regular vandalism. What is the point of listing a building if there is no procedure set in place to protect it? If you are not going to protect it then demolish it, no point leaving it to fall to bits. How many times have we seen beautiful buildings such as pubs and cinemas that have listing status mysteriously burst into flame? I wouldn't be surprised if it was planned to be honest, developers clearly know ways around this sort of thing.
What annoys me the most is the fact that a listed for historical importance building is left to rot and open to regular vandalism. What is the point of listing a building if there is no procedure set in place to protect it? If you are not going to protect it then demolish it, no point leaving it to fall to bits. How many times have we seen beautiful buildings such as pubs and cinemas that have listing status mysteriously burst into flame? I wouldn't be surprised if it was planned to be honest, developers clearly know ways around this sort of thing. Phillip McCorey
  • Score: 15

5:36pm Sat 19 Apr 14

mouthalmighty says...

If there is asbestos, then surely there is contamination risk from the fire and smoke. Breathing in smoke is bad enough, but with asbestos particles included, it cant be good for those living and working in the vicinity and those of us beyond, depending on which way the wind blows. Becley council pull your finger out or there may be some hefty compensation claims.
If there is asbestos, then surely there is contamination risk from the fire and smoke. Breathing in smoke is bad enough, but with asbestos particles included, it cant be good for those living and working in the vicinity and those of us beyond, depending on which way the wind blows. Becley council pull your finger out or there may be some hefty compensation claims. mouthalmighty
  • Score: -3

2:23pm Sun 20 Apr 14

dag says...

There have been various people wanting to use that site including Ikea and Tesco. The reasons mostly for it being turned down was the extra traffic that would occur on the Crittalls roundabout. As far as I know the road outside belongs to Bexley borough and the building is on Bromley borough. I think at one stage there was talk of an hotel on that site that would retain the front portion of that building which was listed in 1999. It looks a complete mess with broken windows so may as well be demolished anyway.
There have been various people wanting to use that site including Ikea and Tesco. The reasons mostly for it being turned down was the extra traffic that would occur on the Crittalls roundabout. As far as I know the road outside belongs to Bexley borough and the building is on Bromley borough. I think at one stage there was talk of an hotel on that site that would retain the front portion of that building which was listed in 1999. It looks a complete mess with broken windows so may as well be demolished anyway. dag
  • Score: 8

3:10pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Freeland6 says...

The land is in the borough of Bromley. It is Bromley's who stops all developments and allows the building to get into just a state.
The land is in the borough of Bromley. It is Bromley's who stops all developments and allows the building to get into just a state. Freeland6
  • Score: 4

8:46pm Sun 20 Apr 14

mouthalmighty says...

Ok. Bromly council, get your finger out.
Ok. Bromly council, get your finger out. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 3

12:49am Mon 21 Apr 14

dag says...

2004 application to build Ikea and hotel. Excerpt
Road Network Impact
83 The additional traffic attracted to the development would have implications for the A20, part of the TfL Road Network. This is the main access road to London from Kent and is a dual carriageway with grade separated junctions. A particular feature of this location is the short distance between adjacent junctions of Frognal Corner and Crittall’s Corner. This can lead to conflicting movements between entry and exit traffic, creating potential for accidents, that would be exacerbated with increased traffic.
84 The off slip-road at Crittall’s Corner already has limited capacity at peak times and is subject to queuing. If queues increase, there is a likelihood of traffic backing onto the main carriageway which would have significant safety implications.
2004 application to build Ikea and hotel. Excerpt Road Network Impact 83 The additional traffic attracted to the development would have implications for the A20, part of the TfL Road Network. This is the main access road to London from Kent and is a dual carriageway with grade separated junctions. A particular feature of this location is the short distance between adjacent junctions of Frognal Corner and Crittall’s Corner. This can lead to conflicting movements between entry and exit traffic, creating potential for accidents, that would be exacerbated with increased traffic. 84 The off slip-road at Crittall’s Corner already has limited capacity at peak times and is subject to queuing. If queues increase, there is a likelihood of traffic backing onto the main carriageway which would have significant safety implications. dag
  • Score: 4

6:24am Mon 21 Apr 14

molsey says...

Freeland6 wrote:
The land is in the borough of Bromley. It is Bromley's who stops all developments and allows the building to get into just a state.
PLANNERS - All that education just to say NO.
[quote][p][bold]Freeland6[/bold] wrote: The land is in the borough of Bromley. It is Bromley's who stops all developments and allows the building to get into just a state.[/p][/quote]PLANNERS - All that education just to say NO. molsey
  • Score: 8

2:30pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mouthalmighty says...

dag wrote:
2004 application to build Ikea and hotel. Excerpt
Road Network Impact
83 The additional traffic attracted to the development would have implications for the A20, part of the TfL Road Network. This is the main access road to London from Kent and is a dual carriageway with grade separated junctions. A particular feature of this location is the short distance between adjacent junctions of Frognal Corner and Crittall’s Corner. This can lead to conflicting movements between entry and exit traffic, creating potential for accidents, that would be exacerbated with increased traffic.
84 The off slip-road at Crittall’s Corner already has limited capacity at peak times and is subject to queuing. If queues increase, there is a likelihood of traffic backing onto the main carriageway which would have significant safety implications.
I agree with dag. At the best of times its chocca. How about a museum that incorporates both bexley and bromley areas?
[quote][p][bold]dag[/bold] wrote: 2004 application to build Ikea and hotel. Excerpt Road Network Impact 83 The additional traffic attracted to the development would have implications for the A20, part of the TfL Road Network. This is the main access road to London from Kent and is a dual carriageway with grade separated junctions. A particular feature of this location is the short distance between adjacent junctions of Frognal Corner and Crittall’s Corner. This can lead to conflicting movements between entry and exit traffic, creating potential for accidents, that would be exacerbated with increased traffic. 84 The off slip-road at Crittall’s Corner already has limited capacity at peak times and is subject to queuing. If queues increase, there is a likelihood of traffic backing onto the main carriageway which would have significant safety implications.[/p][/quote]I agree with dag. At the best of times its chocca. How about a museum that incorporates both bexley and bromley areas? mouthalmighty
  • Score: -8

11:20am Tue 22 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

How about just demo the p0xy thing and have done with it. Like anyone gives a stuff about Klingers old building.
How about just demo the p0xy thing and have done with it. Like anyone gives a stuff about Klingers old building. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -6

11:33am Tue 22 Apr 14

concerned.erith says...

molsey wrote:
Freeland6 wrote:
The land is in the borough of Bromley. It is Bromley's who stops all developments and allows the building to get into just a state.
PLANNERS - All that education just to say NO.
Just like Battersea Power Station - Iconic building left to rot
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeland6[/bold] wrote: The land is in the borough of Bromley. It is Bromley's who stops all developments and allows the building to get into just a state.[/p][/quote]PLANNERS - All that education just to say NO.[/p][/quote]Just like Battersea Power Station - Iconic building left to rot concerned.erith
  • Score: 5

6:28pm Tue 22 Apr 14

TheBogeyMan says...

Woooooooooohoooooooo
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Woooooooooohoooooooo oooo TheBogeyMan
  • Score: -4

2:35pm Wed 7 May 14

farrenwall says...

Phillip McCorey wrote:
What annoys me the most is the fact that a listed for historical importance building is left to rot and open to regular vandalism. What is the point of listing a building if there is no procedure set in place to protect it? If you are not going to protect it then demolish it, no point leaving it to fall to bits. How many times have we seen beautiful buildings such as pubs and cinemas that have listing status mysteriously burst into flame? I wouldn't be surprised if it was planned to be honest, developers clearly know ways around this sort of thing.
Hi Phillip,

I would love to talk to you more about this kind of neglect of beautiful buildings.
If you wouldn't mind please contact me on farrenlwall@live.co.
uk.

Many thanks

Farren Wall
[quote][p][bold]Phillip McCorey[/bold] wrote: What annoys me the most is the fact that a listed for historical importance building is left to rot and open to regular vandalism. What is the point of listing a building if there is no procedure set in place to protect it? If you are not going to protect it then demolish it, no point leaving it to fall to bits. How many times have we seen beautiful buildings such as pubs and cinemas that have listing status mysteriously burst into flame? I wouldn't be surprised if it was planned to be honest, developers clearly know ways around this sort of thing.[/p][/quote]Hi Phillip, I would love to talk to you more about this kind of neglect of beautiful buildings. If you wouldn't mind please contact me on farrenlwall@live.co. uk. Many thanks Farren Wall farrenwall
  • Score: 0

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