Burne House Telephone Exchange - Edgware Road, London, UK

Charles Pearson, Son & Partners
Date Built
Edgeware Road, London, UK
Home to a BT Telephone Exchange that in March of 2010 was the centre of a telephone outage that affected large parts of north and western London.  An article in "Tech Week Europe" by Tom Jowitt on March 31, 2010 said that, "Telephone lines in the north and western parts of London have been crippled, after BT was forced to close its telephone exchange in North Paddington, following a flooding problem in a basement of the building.  Speaking to eWEEK Europe UK, a spokesman for London Fire Brigade said that the incident took place in Burne Street in Marylebone.

'It was a flood not a fire,' confirmed the Brigade spokesman. 'We were called at 7.30am this morning to reports of a flooding incident in an electrical intake room within the basement area of the building on Burne Street. Two fire engines and approximately ten fire fighters were called and left the incident at 9.50am.'

'Following major flooding at a BT exchange in the Paddington area, tens of thousands of customers in parts of North and West London may be experiencing a loss of broadband and/or telephone service,' BT said in a statement emailed to eWEEK Europe UK. 'Customers in other parts of the country may also be affected.'"

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