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Plans submitted to replace flammable cladding on Greenwich block

A submission has been made to Greenwich Council to replace flammable ACM cladding on a recently built housing block.

The block, Babbage Point, is located beside Deptford Creek.

Plans see the top two floors having new aluminium cladding to replace ACM.

Lower floors feature brick 

It was recently revealed that Greenwich Borough has more buildings covered in flammable ACM cladding than any other London borough.

Twenty nine private developments in total include ACM cladding – and that’s a long way ahead of the second highest London boroughs with 12.

Others in the nearby area with ACM cladding include New Capital Quay (the development with Waitrose) and Greenwich Square (with Greenwich library and leisure centre).

ACM cladding on left

Could this be a contributory factor in Greenwich borough seeing some of London’s biggest house price falls, as covered yesterday? Data showed a 2.6% monthly drop and annual reductions now at 8.6%.

Buyers and renters at numerous developments not only have the worry of dangerous cladding but months living behind scaffolding as it’s replaced.

Plans can be seen here. Reference: 18/3228/F


  1. Uy Hoang

    Hi FromThe MurkyDepths, Just a heads up to let you know what there may be a similar situation developing on the Royal Artillery Quays estate in West Thamesmead. 24 hour fire watch taking place and survey being done

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