Brighton's North Street closed due to "unsafe window"

The Argus: Brighton's North Street closed due to "unsafe window" Brighton's North Street closed due to "unsafe window"

Brighton's North Street was closed to traffic while firefighters attend an "unsafe window" at the Premier Inn. 

The road was opened shortly afterwards, but delays are still expected in both directions. 

NORTH STREET HAS NOW RE-OPENED. It will now take some time to get services back on time.

— B&H Buses (@BrightonHoveBus) December 2, 2013

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2:26pm Mon 2 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

Never has something so dull caused so much interest and consternation to so many...
Never has something so dull caused so much interest and consternation to so many... The Prophet of Doom

2:27pm Mon 2 Dec 13

rayellerton says...

What a palaver to remove a window..as a builder may i say that a couple of years ago it would have involved 2 blokes and an extension ladder to deal with this! No wonder our taxes keep being swallowed up...
What a palaver to remove a window..as a builder may i say that a couple of years ago it would have involved 2 blokes and an extension ladder to deal with this! No wonder our taxes keep being swallowed up... rayellerton

2:28pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

What will "open shortly"? North Street or the window?
What will "open shortly"? North Street or the window? Crystal Ball

2:32pm Mon 2 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

Bad maintenance by Premier Inn. Dodgy windows are common in budget hotels. You can't get up to the 5th floor with a ladder anyway.

I wonder why they couldn't have secured it from the inside and then just locked the room off until permanent repairs.
Bad maintenance by Premier Inn. Dodgy windows are common in budget hotels. You can't get up to the 5th floor with a ladder anyway. I wonder why they couldn't have secured it from the inside and then just locked the room off until permanent repairs. sussexram40

3:27pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

B&H buses should claim compensation from the hotel as this is there fault and once again a hotel neglecting to maintain their buildings and simply focusing on profit targets. What happens if this window have fell out and hit somebody don't the hotel have a duty of care as stated in the H&S 1974!!!!

Time for the council to pay them a visit and check they have a PPM for the windows and they are safe.
B&H buses should claim compensation from the hotel as this is there fault and once again a hotel neglecting to maintain their buildings and simply focusing on profit targets. What happens if this window have fell out and hit somebody don't the hotel have a duty of care as stated in the H&S 1974!!!! Time for the council to pay them a visit and check they have a PPM for the windows and they are safe. Brighton Living

3:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Bad maintenance by Premier Inn. Dodgy windows are common in budget hotels. You can't get up to the 5th floor with a ladder anyway.

I wonder why they couldn't have secured it from the inside and then just locked the room off until permanent repairs.
Didn't want to lose the cost of the room for keeping it empty. I use to work as a maintenance manager at the Hilton and trust me the last thing they want to spend money on if repairs and out of a budget of 15k per month I was lucky to 2k of it and that was only for light bulbs, pain ect.... Hotels will sell you a room where the wall paper is hanging off, holes in carpet, windows leaking and air con not working and when you complain they will take 10% off but are happy they have made money on a room that should not have been sold. It's a complete con and they promote guest satisfaction but it's all about general managers and operations managers making bonus and commission each year and the last thing they care about in guest satisfaction. Try this next time you are in a hotel; Complain about the rooms when you get to the room and the duty manger { a manger who knows nothing about management and simply has to do a duty managers shift } will give you a free upgrade or discount, complain about the room on checkout and the duty manager { a manger who knows nothing about management and simply has to do a duty managers shift } will again give you a discount. If you get to speak to the guest relation manger be warned they are professional liars who don't care about your complaint and simply don't want to listen to you so simply give you a discount to get rid of you.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Bad maintenance by Premier Inn. Dodgy windows are common in budget hotels. You can't get up to the 5th floor with a ladder anyway. I wonder why they couldn't have secured it from the inside and then just locked the room off until permanent repairs.[/p][/quote]Didn't want to lose the cost of the room for keeping it empty. I use to work as a maintenance manager at the Hilton and trust me the last thing they want to spend money on if repairs and out of a budget of 15k per month I was lucky to 2k of it and that was only for light bulbs, pain ect.... Hotels will sell you a room where the wall paper is hanging off, holes in carpet, windows leaking and air con not working and when you complain they will take 10% off but are happy they have made money on a room that should not have been sold. It's a complete con and they promote guest satisfaction but it's all about general managers and operations managers making bonus and commission each year and the last thing they care about in guest satisfaction. Try this next time you are in a hotel; Complain about the rooms when you get to the room and the duty manger { a manger who knows nothing about management and simply has to do a duty managers shift } will give you a free upgrade or discount, complain about the room on checkout and the duty manager { a manger who knows nothing about management and simply has to do a duty managers shift } will again give you a discount. If you get to speak to the guest relation manger be warned they are professional liars who don't care about your complaint and simply don't want to listen to you so simply give you a discount to get rid of you. Brighton Living

5:59pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Roundbill says...

Blimey, how many mangers are there in the Hilton? Did each of them have a baby Jeebus in? The hospitality industry is weird, especially at Christmas.
Blimey, how many mangers are there in the Hilton? Did each of them have a baby Jeebus in? The hospitality industry is weird, especially at Christmas. Roundbill

10:07pm Mon 2 Dec 13

NickBrt says...

We never had broken windows before the greens got in.
We never had broken windows before the greens got in. NickBrt

8:57am Tue 3 Dec 13

TrainTrick says...

I walked past this through the crowds, and was wondering what was going on. I thought there had been a fire! Glad it was only a window and not something more serious.
I walked past this through the crowds, and was wondering what was going on. I thought there had been a fire! Glad it was only a window and not something more serious. TrainTrick

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