Greenwich in top six UK authorities for dangerous tower cladding
Yesterday I was reading an article about unsafe cladding that had failed tests after the Grenfell fire last year. 312 are now known to have similar combustible cladding.
I then found figures released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
It lists UK authorities with cladding on towers that are found to be unsafe. The document dates from 22nd January 2018.
And scrolling through reveals that Greenwich borough has at least 11 such blocks, which puts it in the top six areas in the entire country. That’s hundreds of authorities.
This is not only council blocks but also Housing Associations and private blocks.
It’s more than the entire cities of Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Sheffield and Nottingham and 29 other London boroughs.
Lewisham borough has between 1 and 6 towers with combustible cladding.
Only buildings over 18 metres have been tested.
There’s no details on exactly what blocks have failed the test or who owns them.
Details from other areas has entered the public domain, such as towers in New Cross, but nothing has come out regarding any Greenwich borough blocks as far as I’m aware.