Green Quarter cladding removal nears completion

Vallea Court, pictured before the remediation operation, was found to have unsafe cladding in 2017 An operation to replace Grenfell-style, aluminium composite material, cladding from two residential blocks in Manchester’s Green Quarter is nearly over, as the Government laid out details of how to apply for the £1bn removal […] Click here to view original…

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Design for MMC to help the circular economy, council developer tells architects

BeFirst is owned by Barking & Dagenham Council and aims to deliver 3,000 homes, as well as some new light industrial space, over the next five years. The arms-length regeneration company is already working with architects including Morris + Company, White Arkitekter, HTA Design, Haworth Tompkins, Archio and Pitman […] Click here to view original…

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Southampton tower blocks fire risk Gantry Court and Empire View HPL cladding

Empire View MONTHS have passed by yet residents in several Southampton blocks are still living with unsafe cladding. It was discovered in February that two blocks at Empire View and a block at Gantry Court have High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) and insulation cladding. But a public government document states systems […] Click here to view original…

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More high rise blocks in Portsmouth could benefit from £1bn government cladding fund

Portsmouth City Councillor Darren Sanders at Leamington House in Earlsdon Street which is set to be deconstructed. Picture by: Malcolm Wells (180605-2128) Copyright: JPIMedia The city council is reviewing all privately owned buildings in Portsmouth that are over 18 metres tall that carry non-aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, as […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell Tower disaster inquiry to resume next month with many watching online

REUTERS Hearings at the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster are due to restart next month with most participants watching online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Inquiry chair Sir Martin Moore-Bick announced today he hopes to resume the evidence sessions on July 6, having halted the proceedings in March […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell campaigners call for cladding removal deadline

The Grenfell Tower fire claimed the lives of 72 people in June 2017 Grenfell campaigners are urging the government to commit to a deadline to remove all flammable cladding. It comes just days before the third anniversary of the fire in west London that killed 72 people. The Justice4Grenfell […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell campaigners call for government to set deadline to remove all cladding

ANNIVERSARY: Grenfell Tower Photo credit: Steve Parsons/PA JUSTICE4GREFELL is encouraging people to write to their MPs demanding a time-frame and detailed plan on how and when the cladding will be removed. The call comes ahead of the three-year anniversary of the fire which killed 72 people. The government said […] Click here to view original…

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