Welcome to the February AQ NewsletterAdmiralty Quarter Portsmouth - The Tower

What’s been happening at Admiralty Quarter, Portsmouth….

Welcome to the February edition of the Admiralty Quarter newsletter- it’s short and sweet this month.

As ever if you have any observations, comments or want us to cover other points in future newsletters, please get in touch with Chris Kent, from the Managing Agents.


The AQ Board and Managing Agents

General News

Security around Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth

Project Servator is a modern policing policy which uses both visible and discreet tactics to deter and detect criminal, terrorist and suspicious activity, with the former reassuring the general public- used by Ministry of Defence Police around Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth, the wide range of measures include armed police officers, local security patrols and other invisible security measures, including plain clothes officers, stop and search powers, CCTV and automatic number plate recognition.

We have been asked to inform AQ residents that Project Servator is in operation around the Naval Base and to report anything suspicious by calling 02392 722707 or 999 in an emergency.

Queen Street Resurfacing

Essential carriageway resurfacing works along Queen Street started Monday 13th February and are expected to take about 5 weeks- there will be no weekend work and most will be carried out during the weekdays, however, some necessary works are planned for 6 nights commencing Monday 13th March. As such, please note there will be traffic management and road diversions in place during any lane closures, so allow extra time for journeys where possible.

Local residents are also advised to keep their children well away from the plant, machinery and roadworks, and please make sure you check the cleanliness of your footwear before re-entering Admiralty Quarter.

Water Wastage

There are a number of external soil vent pipes around AQ with water continuously flowing down them- of course this is not only a waste of this precious commodity but an unnecessary extra cost to leaseholders. Following the report of one particular soil vent pipe in January’s newsletter and consequently, checking a number of bathrooms ourselves, we found 5 of the 11 WCs inspected had water continually flowing into the pan- a whopping 45%!!

As such, WOULD ALL RESIDENTS PLEASE CHECK THEIR WC PANS TO ENSURE THERE IS NO EXTRA WATER FLOWING INTO THE PAN (BETWEEN FLUSHES) – this can be difficult to spot initially because the water flow is usually confined to a relatively minor and narrow stream down one side of the pan, which is more noticeable only on closer inspection and you will also notice disturbance where it hits the water level in the bottom of the pan. Obviously, if you find an issue, please ensure the overflow within the concealed cistern is adjusted/rectified/repaired soonest.