Grenfell Tower cladding switched to cheaper version | London

Cladding used during a multi-million-pound refurbishment of Grenfell Tower was reportedly switched to a cheaper version.

Both The Times and the BBC say they have seen official documents which stated aluminium panels were preferred to the non-combustible zinc alternative.

The west London tower block, built in 1974, was recently refurbished at a cost of £8.6 million, with work completed in May last year.

The downgraded cladding decision resulted in a saving of nearly £300,000.

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