I’d missed this story that was covered in early August so thanks for the heads up from a reader. Research by Property Week reveals Greenwich borough has the highest number of housing blocks with dangerous ACM cladding – and by some way.
29 blocks have the cladding – which is far ahead of the second boroughs Brent and Wandsworth with 12 each.
Lewisham and Bexley have no towers with ACM cladding.
Some councils however refused to provide data. Newham was one such authority, and the large amount of blocks in Stratford suggest at least some would have ACM cladding.
Problems with some developments have been long known. New Capital Quay is one, which houses Waitrose and almost 1000 homes. After a long battle residents will not have to pay for remediation work.
Also in Greenwich, the library and leisure centre site at Greenwich Square alongside hundreds of homes has the same dangerous cladding, and 24 hour patrols are now conducted by fire marshals.
Another development in the town on Norman Road by Deptford Creek also has ACM panels.
It appears many more blocks are not widely known raising many questions for home owners, renters, and potential buyers.
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