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ACM remediation completed on just 7.4% of private resi blocks

11 June 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

The remediation of aluminium composite (ACM) cladding systems has been completed on just 7.4% of private high-rise buildings, compared to 35.4% in the social residential sector.

That’s according to the latest figures from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)’s Building Safety Programme.

Reporting on remediation progress as at 31 May this year, MHCLG figures showed that just 13 private sector residential buildings now have remediation completed, two years on from the Grenfell Tower disaster. Another 163 buildings with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet Building Regulations have yet to be remediated. Of those, owners of 17 buildings have started remediation, 74 have a plan in place, 35 have responded with an intent to remediate, and plans for another 37 buildings are unclear.

In the social residential sector, remediation has been completed on 56 buildings. Of the 102 buildings yet to be remediated, work has started on 81 and there is a plan in place with 20 more. There is an intent to remediate on one further building and none where a plan remains unclear.

In the case of student buildings, 32 have now completed remediation, while 27 have yet to be remediated. Work has started on four buildings, there is a plan in place on 19, two more intend to remediate and are developing plans, and plans on a further two are unclear.

In the hotel sector, were just two buildings have been remediated and another 29 are yet to be made safe, although work has started on 20 of those, and there was one more with an intention to remediate and five where plans were unclear.

Source: Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government

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