Dangerous Cladding Replaced on Under Half of Buildings

NEW FIGURES released up until the end of May 2020 show that 46% of all identified buildings with dangerous Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems have had it removed or replaced – 209 buildings.

The Building Safety data reveals there are 300 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet Building Regulations yet to be remediated in England. Of these, 140 buildings have started remediation, including 54 buildings that have had their ACM cladding systems removed.

There are 155 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England that have completed remediation works – an increase of six since the end of April.

As of 31 May 2020, the Social Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund had approved £270 million of funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe ACM.

In the private sector £33 million has been approved.

The latest data was published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 16 July 2020.

The programme to remove and replace unsafe ACM cladding on high rise buildings was implemented following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 in which 72 people died. The Public Inquiry into the fire resumed its second phase of hearings on 6 July 2020.

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