Rethink for skyscraper near Grenfell site with single fire escape staircase

The planned 35-storey block is the second tower this month to be adapted after criticism

The developer of a residential skyscraper designed with only one fire escape staircase has said it is changing its plans as the London fire brigade (LFB) said it was unhappy with the proposal.

The design of the 35-storey block with just one staircase 400 metres from Grenfell Tower in west London was branded “madness” by a fire safety expert and attacked as “shocking” by the survivors of the 14 June 2017 fire that killed 72 people.

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