Still over 100 private buildings with dangerous cladding

9 November 2018 | By Neil Gerrard

Nearly 20 more private sector residential buildings with dangerously flammable cladding have finally submitted plans for remediation, according to the latest government figures.

As of 12 October this year, there were still 121 private residential buildings where plans for remediation remained unclear – a number that had remained broadly the same since September.

But a new update from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s Building Safety Programme running up to 31 October showed that plans are now unclear for 102 buildings, meaning that 19 more now intend to remediate and/or are now developing plans.

The figure has fallen from around 200 since June.

There are 457 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings over 18m in England that have been identified with Aluminium Composite Material cladding systems unlikely to meet current Building Regulations.

Of those, 159 are social sector residential buildings managed by local authorities or housing associations and another 289 are private sector buildings, of which 199 are residential, 29 are hotels and 61 are student accommodation.

A total of 47 of those 457 buildings have now finished remediation.

Progress on buildings with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet Building Regulations (source: MHCLG)

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