Nottinghamshire Police Say Jubilee Campus Fire Was Not Arson

An investigation by Nottinghamshire Police into last month’s fire at the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus has concluded that the blaze was not started deliberately.

The GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry was destroyed on September 12, despite the efforts of more than 60 firefighters from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “With the assistance of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Nottinghamshire Police have ruled out any criminality around a fire at the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (CSC) building on Nottingham University’s Jubilee Campus.

“The force has concluded its investigation into the fire which happened on September 12 and found no evidence of arson, whether reckless or deliberate”.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service also confirmed that it could not reveal the exact cause of the fire until a Health and Safety Executive Investigation had been completed.

In September, the University’s press office released a statement confirming that it would be has working closely with [our] partners at GSK, and the contractors Morgan Sindall, to develop a positive plan of action for rebuilding”.

Jacob Bentley

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