Mayflower Halls statement
A fire broke out around midday on Thursday 3 April at the Mayflower development in Southampton which is being built for the University of Southampton by the Osborne Group. The fire was isolated to the roof of one building (Block B).
Everyone was evacuated from the 16 storey building in less than 5 minutes and no one was hurt in the incident. The fire brigade were on site immediately, the fire has been extinguished and the site has been made safe. Osborne are working with the fire brigade to investigate the cause of the incident.