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I refer to the recent article on the collapse of 30/30a Commercial Road in Whitechapel, east London (NCE 22 February).

The article stated: 'The application to renovate the building was dealt with by building control services company Regional Building Control (RBC). The company assesses plans to ensure they comply with building regulations on behalf of local council, Tower Hamlets.' In fact RBC was not acting on behalf of Tower Hamlets.

Rather it was the corporate approved inspector, appointed by the owner to act as the building control body for works carried out at the premises.

Peter Hamilton, head of building control, Tower Hamlets, uk

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