14 May 2019
In the latest government update, 18 months into the Building Safety Programme, it has been announced that 338 high-rise residential and publicly-owned buildings still have ACM cladding systems that would be ‘unlikely’ to meet regulations.
Despite many of the buildings either starting remediation already or having a remediation plan in place, some still have unclear plans.
There are also seven private sector residential buildings, one student accommodation building and two hotels where the cladding status is still to be confirmed.
The Building Safety Programme was created in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy to ensure that residents of high-rise residential buildings were safe from the risk of fire.
Since the start of the programme, 95 high-rise residential and publicly-owned buildings have finished remediation works to remove ACM cladding systems.