Malfax Investments Ltd admit six offences under the Fire Safety Order.

Malfax Investments Ltd admitted six offences under the Fire Safety Order and was ordered to pay over £21,000 in fines and costs following a prosecution brought by the London Fire Brigade.

The Averard Hotel on Lancaster Gate in Bayswater was inspected by fire officers who found a number of fire safety failings, including inadequate fi re detection and alarm system, problems with the external means of escape and inadequate and defective fire doors.

As a result of these failings an enforcement notice was issued detailing the issues and when they needed to be completed.

The company disclosed a fire risk assessment that detailed a number of failings and advised the steps needed to address them but Malfax Investments Ltd had failed to act on these and implement any actions required to ensure peoples safety in the event of a fire.

The hotel closed shortly after the enforcement notice was issued.