FORT REGENT CENTRE NOTICE
UPDATE 3 APRIL 2019
Following the news release of 21 March 2019, about the risk assessment review
in relation to the Fort Regent events programme, this communication
explains a few things that have been going on in and around the
centre in response.
You've cancelled some major events, why?
Recently, a number of tests have been carried out at the Fort, as
part of a risk assessment review, which we have run in conjunction
with our landlord (Jersey Property Holdings). Issues have come to
light, that need to be addressed before we can continue with the
We continue to work with event organisers to help them relocate
to alternative venues, however, some events may have to be
cancelled as we cannot accommodate them in the short term until we
have resolved some of the issues.
Is it safe?
The Fort continues to be a safe working environment, and on the
whole its day-to-day operations can continue.
Will there be any events at Fort Regent
All of our events will be subject to revised risk assessments and
subject to us being able to manage the risks, some events will
still go ahead. These are likely to be smaller events for the time
being at least as the recent risk assessment review has capped the
number of people who can be in Fort Regent at any one time at
Why has it suddenly changed?
The risk review was primarily triggered by concerns that,
following the closure of parts of the Fort because of asbestos, a
number of emergency exits were no longer easily usable. A complete
review by a fire engineer has now discounted a number of escape
routes, in line with the latest British standards, and this has led
to the Fort's capacity being reduced. Risk assessors have concluded
that safety measures must be improved in order for events to be
held here, including reassessing the emergency lighting
Is the new capacity enough for everyday sports and
It's a big place!We are well within that capacity during our daily
operations when our sporting clubs and associations, tenants, gym
users, children's play area etc are in full use.
Is this the end for Fort Regent?
No.We continue to work with the landlord to ensure the building is
safe for operations and our day to day activities continue.
Why are G4S patrolling the building, is it
G4S are here to supplement the Fort Regent operations team in the
monitoring required to support the emergency procedures.
What action is Fort Regent taking to address the issues
Work is being conducted on the Fort's emergency lighting. A
team are on site installing upgrades to the emergency lighting
solutions and are progressing well in this task. We are also
carrying out reviews of the electrical installations in all of our
open areas to ensure we continue to operate safely.
When will the Gym shower facilities be
We are expecting the confirmed project timeline for reinstating
the showers, toilets and sauna and steam rooms in the next few days
from our landlords JPH. Initial indications are that
reintroduction date of these facilities could be July 2019.
We hope to be able to communicate the definite timeline