Which buildings in London have Grenfell-style cladding? | London


A national safety operation is under way to identify buildings with cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower.

So far the Government has received samples from a number of high rise buildings where the cladding has failed safety tests.

Here are some of the buildings where problem cladding has been identified:

Camden Council said it will immediately begin preparing to remove cladding from five towers on the estate, with 24/7 fire patrols carried out until all the panels have been removed.

Newlon Housing Trust confirmed the 22-storey tower block was clad with the same cladding reportedly used on Grenfell Tower. But it said, after an “extensive safety audit”, London Fire Brigade confirmed the tower block would be considered a “low fire risk” after modifications and technical clarifications.

Islington Council said cladding was to be removed from Braithwaite House, one of eight blocks tested, after it was found to have aluminium composite material. Test results from the other blocks, Harvist Estate and Brunswick Estate, are yet to be returned.

Last night we received results of tests on cladding on the side of Braithwaite House, and they have confirmed the presence of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM).

We’re arranging to have the cladding, which is only on the sides of the building, removed as soon as we possibly can by a specialist contractor.

We’re also stepping up safety measures in the block immediately, with fire safety patrols taking place day and night from today until the panels are removed.
Our housing staff were at Braithwaite House last night to carry out fire checks and clear any obstructions in communal areas. We’re also taking advice from London Fire Brigade and will follow all their recommendations.

– Councillor Diarmaid Ward

Found to have cladding panels with aluminium composite made by Alucobond, it is understood. Refurbishment on the building, including cladding, was overseen by Rydon, the company involved in the refit of Grenfell Tower.

The insulation behind the cladding, however, was said to be highly fire resistant Rockwool Duoslab.

Two other buildings out of the 88 in the borough are said to have ACM cladding, a spokeswoman said.

Three towers in Barnet, north-east London, were found to have similar rain screen panels on their cladding as Grenfell Tower, but a non-combustible insulation material.

The Granville Point, Harpenmead Point and Templemead Point blocks had all been reclad in 2012, Barnet Council said.

Cladding at a tower in Clements Court, Hounslow, failed the fire-safety test and will be removed “as soon as possible”, the borough’s council said.
Leader of Hounslow Council Steve Curran said in a statement:

We were informed late last night by the DCLG that the sample of the outer ‘Aluminium Composite Material’ cladding used on Clements Court tower has failed the Building Research Establishment combustion test.

The outer shell cladding is made up of two thin aluminium sheets with polyethylene filler in between them.

However, the insulation material behind this outer cladding is a ‘rockwool’ material which is a non-combustible product, unlike the case of the Grenfell Tower, where the insulation was a combustible type.
We have, therefore, decided that we will take steps to remove the outer cladding from the building as soon as is practical.
We are currently looking into how best and swiftly this can be done.

– Steve Curran, Hounslow Council



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