East Village’s Grenfell-style flammable cladding to be removed by end of 2020

East Village’s Grenfell-style flammable cladding to be removed by end of 2020

The council said the cladding, used in small areas for decorative features on balconies and as larger panels at East Village, Stratford, will be removed by the end of the year. Picture: Google Maps Grenfell-style flammable cladding will be stripped from tower blocks in the former Olympic Village by […] Click here to view original…

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Northpoint residents spared extra parking charges during cladding removal

Northpoint residents spared extra parking charges during cladding removal

(3) Residents forced to move their vehicles while their building undergoes work to remove deadly flammable cladding won’t be charged for parking, after a deal to absolve them of the costs was struck with the local authority. Inhabitants of Bromley’s Northpoint Tower feared they would be slugged with extra […] Click here to view original…

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Thamesmead homeowners fear they will be lumbered with £13m bill to pay for removal of potentially-disastrous flammable cladding

Thamesmead homeowners fear they will be lumbered with £13m bill to pay for removal of potentially-disastrous flammable cladding

By Lachlan Leeming, Local Democracy Reporter Hundreds of South-east Londoners fear they will be lumped with a £13m bill to remove potentially-disastrous flammable cladding from their tower-block homes, with one describing the situation as an ongoing “nightmare”. Occupants of Thamesmead’s Royal Artillery Quays (RAQ) say they’re facing bankruptcy after […] Click here to view original…

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‘Nightmare’ as Thamesmead residents faced with £13m fire safety bill

‘Nightmare’ as Thamesmead residents faced with £13m fire safety bill

An image of the Royal Artillery Quays, where residents are weighing up a combined ?13m in fire safety repairs. Image: Supplied Hundreds of south-east London residents fear they’ll be lumped with a £13m bill to remove potentially-disastrous flammable cladding from their tower-block homes, with one describing the situation as […] Click here to view original…

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Almost 150 buildings still wrapped in Grenfell-style flammable cladding – more than three years after the disaster

Almost 150 buildings still wrapped in Grenfell-style flammable cladding – more than three years after the disaster

By Jessie Mathewson, Local Democracy Reporter Londoners’ lives are “at risk” because of failures to reform building regulations in the wake of Grenfell Tower fire, Sadiq Khan has warned. The Mayor blamed the Government and building companies for letting down the Grenfell community by not acting swiftly enough. Mr […] Click here to view original…

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Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Less than half have had cladding removed L&Q’s Arch Street – residents had to move out in 2019 during remedial work after fire safety problems were identified. Residents in other blocks around the country have not even had work begin. More than three years after the Grenfell tower disaster […] Click here to view original…

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1,000 people including 700 students told to leave homes in London tower blocks immediately over cladding & safety fears

1,000 people including 700 students told to leave homes in London tower blocks immediately over cladding & safety fears

ABOUT 1,000 people are being asked to “immediately” quit their homes in six London tower blocks amid cladding and building safety fears. Residents of the flats in the Paragon estate in Brentford, including nearly 700 students, will be offered alternative accommodation until the buildings are declared safe. The Paragon […] Click here to view original…

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Residents asked to leave London blocks immediately over safety concerns

Residents asked to leave London blocks immediately over safety concerns

Almost 900 people living in a six-block development in London are being moved out immediately because of serious safety concerns relating to the construction of the buildings. The residents, the majority of whom are students, were told at 11am on Monday that they would have to leave their homes […] Click here to view original…

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