Residents of a block of flats destroyed by a fire are finally able to move back in after more than a year and a half.
More than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the inferno and rescue those trapped in their flats in the building in Lambe Close, Manley Boulevard.
Today some of the residents of 22 destroyed apartments will be handed back their keys in the first part of a two-day staggered move back in.
The momentous day comes after Berkeley Homes, the company which built the flats, announced the completion of their reconstruction in May.
Following that announcement resident Gary Smitherman said: “Some people might feel that they can’t move back in because of what they witnessed on that day.
“I’m 50-years-old now, I have worked all my life to be in this place. I love Holborough Lakes, it’s a stunning place to live. We loved out apartment, we had just finished it, it was beautiful, that’s where we planned to be for the foreseeable future and then to have it all ripped away from you like that bin such a tragic event – it’s just mindless.
Fire investigators say the cause of the blaze may never be known.
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