College Court closed: update

Posted by rmt22 at Jun 28, 2017 09:15 AM |
A fire in College Court on Monday has meant that forthcoming events will have to be moved.

On Monday morning, staff at College Court were alerted to a fire on the premises which was swiftly resolved by the fire services. As a precaution, a number of guests were evacuated from the building and alternative meeting space is being arranged.

Nobody was hurt as a result of the fire and College Court are working with investigators with regard to the cause which affected a basement food store. Smoke damage has also affected a number of meeting spaces within the building. We thank University colleagues for their patience and understanding during this very difficult time

Steve Crawford, College Court Director, said: “Thanks to the professionalism and expertise of Leicester Fire and Rescue Service, the fire was safely contained and the damage limited. Our priority now is to ensure that our customers are accommodated as effectively as possible and to begin efforts to restore our meeting spaces to their former high standard before they are made available for use. I would like to thank our guests for their patience and understanding and the staff of College Court, and the team that quickly assembled from all parts of the University who performed admirably while following correct fire procedures and limiting the risk to our guests and damage to the building.”

The Sales Office have been contacting all customers to assist in finding alternative locations for meeting and dining arrangements. The accommodation remains fully operational. There is now a programme in place to begin a phased-hand over of the facilities and College Court will keep customers updated.

Updates can be found on the College Court website or via their Twitter.

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