Our Inquiry Report

Report into the fire at Samuel Garside House on the Barking Riverside estate, which took place on 9 June 2019


  1. Executive summary
  2. Background
  3. Testimony
  4. The London Fire Brigade report, the video and the timeline of the fire
  5. Residents’ concerns and management and builders response
  6. January 2019 fire risk assessment
  7. RMG: remedial fire safety work “had been completed”
  8. BBC Watchdog – BRRA contacts Bellway
  9. On the day of the fire
  10. Potential estate-wide conflagration
  11. The fire
  12. Our Residents Association meeting after the fire, 13 June 2019
  13. The resolutions passed by residents after the fire
  14. Situation in May 2020 with regards to flammable exterior walls on Barking Riverside
  15. Conclusion
  16. Appendix: Timeline of the fire