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Lewisham Council given £9 million to fix flammable cladding

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The Government has announced £9 million for installing new cladding on New Cross residential housing blocks.

The towers had aluminium composite material (ACM) on the building exterior and were removed in 2017.

The money will pay for installing new cladding at properties in Hatfield Close and Gerrard House in New Cross.

Councillor Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: ‘We responded quickly following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 and an extensive testing regime of external cladding on tall buildings was undertaken.

‘The three buildings we identified in New Cross were quickly stripped of the ACM cladding by Lewisham Homes to ensure the safety of our residents living there.

‘I am pleased that the Government have finally agreed to pay the cost of taking it down and replacing it.’

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