Residents returning to their homes following the fire at Kettering Bedding Centre on Regent Street
Following the Regent Street fire that took place on Monday, 13th May at the Kettering Bedding Centre, most residents are now able to return to their homes as demolition works are nearing completion.
Council officers are liaising with tenants, who have been living in temporary accommodation, to offer support and advice and ensure a smooth return to their properties.
Demolition work began on Thursday, 23rd May and is taking place in stages to ensure the site remains safe and there are no risks to the public. Though most of the work is complete, contractors will still be on site to complete their work and secure the site, for a further week or two.
Due to fire and water damage caused to some nearby properties, there are still a small number of residents who will be unable to move back into their homes, and will remain in temporary accommodation until it is deemed safe to return. The Council are aware of the varying degrees of external damage on some properties to doors, windows and guttering and there may be internal water / smoke damage. The Council will be working with and supporting residents on a case-by-case basis moving forward.
Road closures are still in place due to the cordon area, meaning there are diversions via Crown Street and Wellington Street, should you be travelling around the vicinity. Due to this closure, there is an increased number of vehicles parking in these streets, so please bear this in mind if you are traveling around this area.
The latest general information around the incident can be found at www.kettering.gov.uk/regentstreetfire