Camden Council committed to an independent review into the evacuation of the Chalcots Estate, in an effort to learn from what happened.

The independent review is split into two parts. The first phase looks at the evacuation and emergency management, and the second phase will look more widely at the refurbishment of the buildings and their management. 

The review looked at documents and evidence gathered from council staff, the fire brigade and residents. Residents were given the opportunity to directly feed in to the review to share how the evacuation impacted them and their neighbours.

Marian Harrington, the Chair of the Independent Review presented her final report of phase one of the review to Camden Council on Monday 25 June and you can read the full report here.

If you would like to receive a copy of the report by email once published please contact 

The Council’s response to the independent review

The independent review and the Council response was taken for comment at the housing scrutiny meeting on Monday 23 July. The Council also provided a response in full at the cabinet meeting on Wednesday 25 July.

The Council’s response to the independent review is now available to read here.