Residents at a Paragon tower block in Brentford have been evacuated while stuctural and fire safety problems are investigated.

It is preported that faulty cavity barriers, which prevent flames spreading, were found. Technical consultants advised they could not guarantee the safety of residents and therefore every occupant of the 1,059 high-rise homes will be moved out this week.

Housing association Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) said it was “working to uncover the full extent of the issues” and all residents had found alternative accommodation and financial support was being provided.

Kate Davies, NHG’s group chief executive, said: “I understand that Paragon residents may feel angry or alarmed by this news, as they have every right to be.

“This is a very distressing time and we are genuinely sorry for the huge amount of disruption and uncertainty that this situation will cause.

“This is a complex situation and we don’t yet have all the answers. We are working to uncover the full extent of the issues at Paragon so that we can provide residents with clarity about timescales, next steps and options as quickly as possible.”