Residents Asked To Wear High-Vis Jackets In Basement
Residents in a block of flats above a shopping centre in
Nottingham have been told they need to wear high-vis jackets when they go into the
basement of the building - the area where they are able to dispose of large
rubbish items and where they can collect deliveries from.
The property, intu Victoria Centre, has 460 flats and
residents are unhappy about the rules, with many asking where the high-vis
clothing is going to come from, the Nottingham Post reported.
One resident, Dave Pitt, told the newspaper that he can
understand the reasoning and wants to work with intu to solve the issue.
“The complexity of the situation is the problem. I
understand why the basement has so many regulations, as they need to check who
is down there and it is for our safety,” he stated.
General manager for intu in Nottingham Nigel Wheatley said
that the firm is in discussions with Nottingham City Homes about how to manage
the issue and stressed that the requirement for high vis to be worn in the
basement of the building is down to safety.
“We have a duty of care to ensure that anyone using our
service road area is safe,” he stated.
Mr Wheatley also added that they are looking at how to roll
this out to all the residents of the building and that includes examining the
cost of providing high-vis jackets for residents to use.
£42 million was spent on revamping the intu Victoria Centre,
modernising the shopping centre and attracting a host of new retailers and
restaurants to the development.
Written by Ad Rank One at 12/05/2017