The Greenwich Centre and associated Greenwich Square development has been found to have the most combustible category 3 ACM cladding.
It’s been an open secret for a while that the cladding was dangerous. Fire marshalls are located on site 24/7.
Just a few days ago this site covered how the old East Greenwich library is crumbling away. Services moved from the building to the Greenwich Centre in 2015.
Cladding will now need replacing at the development. With any luck they’ll choose something a little less grey and reduce the monolithic appearance of the site, which was formerly home to Greenwich District Hospital until closure in 2000 with services moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.
The next stage of the development is now also underway. Half the site is still unfinished and developer Hadley Mace are beginning the build out. Last year they won approval to increase the number of planned homes.
It’s far from the only development with dangerous cladding. New Capital Quay in Greenwich also has cladding that needs replacing, and an ongoing battle over who should pay is underway.
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