High rise living comes with risks – and it has clear advantages, too. It’s cheaper to buy a flat or an apartment, even on high-value land, and it’s a more efficient and environmentally sound way for cities to grow.

There’s no doubt that the world will fill with more and more tower blocks – but as we still reel in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, our collective awareness of fire safety has never been higher. The most important outcome is getting out alive, so we’ve prepared a safety list for apartment dwellers to help minimise risk.

Apartments with fire escape