Hundreds of residential buildings still have cladding that does not meet regulations
There are 107 high rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England that have completed remediation works to remove and replace Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems, the latest data shows.
The work has become compulsory since new regulations were brought in following the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 72 people died.
But the number of completed buildings increased by just one since the end of June and 324 buildings with ACM cladding systems have yet to be remediated in England, as at 31 July 2019, the figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show.
Of the 101 social sector residential buildings with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet Building Regulations yet to be remediated some 83 have started remediation, 17 have a remediation plan in place but works have not started and one building has reported an intent to remediate and is developing plans.
Of the 166 private sector residential buildings with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet Building Regulations yet to be remediated 21 have started remediation, 73 have a remediation plan in place but works have not started, 46 have responded with an intent to remediate and are developing plans and 26 buildings remain with unclear remediation plans.
There remain five private sector residential buildings where the cladding status is still to be confirmed but this has fallen from approximately 170 buildings in June 2018.
Most of the buildings unlikely to meet the regulations are in the North West and London. Salford and Manchester have over 20, while Leeds and Liverpool have between 11 and 20. Bradford, Sheffield, Kirklees and Oldham have between six and 10.
In London Tower Hamlets and Greenwich have over 20, Brent, Westminster, Wandsworth and Newham have between 11 and 20, while Ealing, Camden, Lambeth, Islington and Harrow have between six and 10.