21 January 2020

No water or heating at block of flats in Hollingbury

Update: 4pm, Wednesday 22 January

The hot water and the heating are now back on at Dudeney Lodge. 

Update: 9.30am, Wednesday 22 January:

Engineers are working on site and working to restore hot water and heating for residents at Dudeney Lodge. The ruptured pipe is part of existing pipework and this is not linked to the boiler upgrade currently underway at the building. 

8.15pm, Tuesday 21 February

A burst pipe at a block of flats in Hollingbury has left residents without heating and hot water this evening. This has affected 86 flats at  Dudeney Lodge, Upper Hollingdean Road.

Housing Officers are visiting vulnerable residents and a letter has been prepared for all tenants. The letter will be hand delivered to all residents this evening explaining the situation.

The council’s heating engineers, K&T Heating, have been distributing temporary heaters to residents.

An emergency repair team will be on site at 7.30am tomorrow to work on restoring water and heating as soon as possible.