Renaissance Retirement statement (Tuesday 27 September: 1pm)

A fire broke in the car park of Renaissance Retirement’s Romsey Fleur-de-Lis development on the Jubilee Road side of our building on Monday 26 September at around 7.45pm. It is believed it originated from a temporary generator and spread to the adjacent balcony and elevations.

The fire set off an alarm in one of the affected apartments which immediately alerted the fire brigade. The fire was also spotted by one of our staff who was staying in the building. He also immediately raised the alarm and started to evacuate owners from the building.

Health and safety are of paramount importance to Renaissance and consequently no one was harmed as a result of the incident. Renaissance Retirement has accommodated all residents off site during this short term disruption to the development.

On inspection, of the 52 apartments the fire has affected just three apartments with light cosmetic damage.

The remaining building is unaffected and we anticipate it will be fully operational within 24 hours which is testimony to our quality and build.

We are providing on-going support to our residents and ensuring their comfort is our main priority.

We’d like to thank the emergency services who were there in minutes and did a first class job last night. I’d also like to thank our residents who have remained in good spirits over the last 24 hours.

Further to this I’d like to express the company’s gratitude to neighbours on Duttons Road who also played a supportive role and showed true community spirit towards our residents.

The Fire Brigade have started its own investigation into the cause of the fire and will report their findings to Renaissance in due course.


For more information please contact Chris Wotton 07811 400 621 or