Fire advice on block of 8 flats in Ruislip

I was asked to comment on some plans by a developer. The following comments don’t make sense without the plans and are only given to indicate the nature of ‘quick’ comments that may be made.

“I have now looked at plans. General point is that, wherever possible, kitchens should be located furthest away from flat entrance door. In some flats they are not. Common parts look OK except for escape ‘balcony’ for Flat E occupants mentioned below.
Some problem areas are:
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Assessment of fire risk in photographic studios near Henley

I was asked to review the fire safety of a sprawling two-storey building which comprised an open plan flat at 1st floor level and photographic studio facilities elsewhere. The flat and studios were tenanted. I would not have access to the site and my review would therefore be a paperwork study. I had access to hand-sketched plans and an excellent property-condition report by another consultant which contained many useful photographs of the interior and exterior. I was able to review ...

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