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Tuesday 19th Nov. 21:29 

Update on the Fire at The Cube, Bolton  

Valeo USL would like to extend its thanks to the local community, emergency services, University of Bolton and all those agencies and partners involved in supporting the students affected by the fire on Friday 15th November. Since the fire, the Valeo USL team, in close collaboration with the University and other partners have been working hard to ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of the students.  

Valeo USL is continuing to work from the Social Learning Zone (SLZ), located at; Block 10, Chancellors Mall, Deane Rd, Bolton, BL3 5AB – any students requiring support can visit the team 9am-5pm.  

Students are being kept up to date regularly with email updates, offering practical steps to help them with everything from contents insurance claims to alternative accommodation.  

Any students requiring support are encouraged to speak with the Valeo USL team, or contact the University of Bolton Support Service on;, or +44 (0) 7967 585 670. If students would rather speak to an independent service then Student Minds are an independent charity and can be contacted on; +44 (0) 113 343 8440.  

Valeo USL would once again like to thank all those involved in supporting the students affected - we are very grateful. The students remain our top priority during this challenging time.    


Monday 18th Nov. 11:42  

Update on the Fire at The Cube, Bolton  

Valeo USL is working with the Fire Service and local authorities to understand the cause and extent of the fire that occurred on Friday 15th November. The Fire Service are responsible for deciding if and when access will be given and Valeo USL await their recommendations. Valeo USL is meeting with the relevant authorities at 14:00 on Monday 18th November and will then have the latest information on the condition of the Cube.  

Valeo USL have and will continue to work with the University of Bolton and thank them for their support during this difficult time. Students will continue to be provided with alternative accommodation and if they require any assistance during this time they are encouraged to visit the team at; Social Learning Zone (SLZ), Block 10, Chancellors Mall, Deane Rd, Bolton, BL3 5AB – the Valeo USL team will be available all week for support and guidance.  

Valeo USL would like to extend its thanks to all authorities, agencies and partners for their support over the weekend – we are very grateful.  

Valeo USL will continue to post updates here and communicate directly with students with specific information.    

Saturday 18 Nov. 18:11

Update on Fire at The Cube, Bolton

Valeo USL is deeply sorry that the fire in the Cube building it operates in Bolton has displaced all of the 221 students that were resident in the building and is of course concerned about the distress and disruption that the blaze has caused to the lives of those students.  

If you are one of those students who were resident in the Cube, we hope that you are happy with the temporary accommodation that we, working together with the university, have arranged for you. Please do contact us on if you have any questions or concerns. Students requiring immediate assistance with items such as; clothing, food, drink and money should attend the Social Learning Zone (SLZ) located in; Block 10, Chancellors Mall, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB.  

In terms of next steps for residents, there is a potential that some will be able to return and occupy rooms once the fire services have completed their investigations and are satisfied the room is safe. The earliest this will be is Monday 18th November – Valeo USL will be contacting students over the coming days with specific information for each student.
Valeo USL’s first priority has been for the safety and security of the students who were resident in the building and Valeo USL’s on the ground team led the evacuation of the students and assisted the fire and rescue services throughout the night and today. Thankfully it appears that the prompt response of our staff and the amazing work of the emergency services has meant that the residents have remained safe.  The focus of our on-site team and central support teams, who have worked around the clock to help co-ordinate the response to the blaze, working together with the emergency services and the University, is now on the ongoing welfare and accommodation of the Cube residents. 

Valeo USL is continuing to work together with the great welfare and accommodation teams at the University to rehouse students and help them put this upsetting incident behind them.  

Valeo USL is also actively assisting the emergency services with their investigations into the blaze and is committed to help with any investigations and looks forward to understanding the outcome of those investigations and any lessons that can be learnt.  

Valeo USL acts as Property Manager at the Cube letting the rooms in the building and looking after the day to day welfare of the residents. Valeo USL manages the Cube for the leaseholders and the Landlord of the site is Idealsite Ltd.  Valeo USL was not responsible for the construction of or subsequent amendments to the construction of the Cube buildings.
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