Press release -
Updates on Saracen Street, Possilpark
Update Tuesday 4 April 2023 –
The situation regarding 265 Saracen Street is currently ongoing and changes are happening quickly.
We appreciate that a period has passed since the fire – we wanted to provide an update as to the situation.
Our structural engineers were given approval on 4 April to start work on clearing the building of fire damage. Once this is underway, temporary works to make safe the building will get underway.
ng homes is liaising closely with Glasgow City Council (GCC) and our partners to progress these works as quickly as it is safe to do so. Once temporary works are in place, we hope to be able to begin managed access to the flats located at 265 Saracen Street to enable residents to retrieve essential items.
We understand that the exclusion zone around the site on Saracen Street poses a significant inconvenience; health and safety of all those in the area is of utmost priority. Until confirmation is received from Glasgow City Council (GCC), this will remain in place.
We will update this page as soon as further updates become available.
Update Thursday 30 March 2023 –
On Friday (24 March) Building Control requested ng homes work with them on the property.
Following the fire on Saracen Street on 16 March 2023, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service evacuated everyone from the building as a safety measure and an exclusion zone around the property was put in place.
Up to six cats were successfully removed from the property in question; a seventh cat, despite our best efforts, could not be enticed out. Building Control ensured the cat was safe and it had access to food and water.
Our structural engineers assessed the building and prioritised a plan to remove the cat, who was retrieved safely.
Our housing team have kept in close contact with all tenants and have provided support throughout the incident. The tenant has confirmed today that Poppy the cat is doing well.
Update Tuesday 21 March 2023 -
Following the incident on Saracen Street, ng homes are working closely with Glasgow City Council, in particular Building Control, and our partners to support all affected.
We will continue to provide support throughout the course of the incident.
Update: Friday 17 March 2023 -
There has been an incident at a premises on Saracen Street, Possilpark. All affected tenants are safe and well.
ng homes is providing support to those impacted.
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