The 1958-built Barton House block has recently been subject to a number of surveys to assess options for the future of the building due to its age and method of construction.
The surveys undertaken to three flats out of the 98 in the block indicate that in the event of a fire, explosion or large impact, there is a risk to the structure of the block.
In a statement Bristol City council said: “As a precautionary measure and to allow for further, more in depth surveys, residents in the block are being asked to leave Barton House immediately.
“The length of this temporary arrangement is dependent on a further survey of the building, which is being arranged to happen as soon as possible. All tenants will be kept regularly informed of progress and any updates on support arrangements.”
It added: “Barton House is a tower block in the Barton Hill area of Bristol. It is the oldest of the tower blocks in the Bristol City Council housing estate, construction being completed in 1958.
“The design and age of Barton House make it unique within the council’s housing estate. There is currently no evidence to suggest the issues identified within Barton House are present elsewhere, although the council is regularly surveying its estate as it works to meet all regulatory requirements.”