Grenfell: Phase One of inquiry report published

31 Oct 2019 03:02 PM

The Phase One report of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry has been published.

The report states that the reason the fire spread so quickly to the whole building was due to Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) cladding.

The Phase One report looked into established exactly what happened in the early hours of 14th June 2017, and Phase two will focus on establishing how the condition of Grenfell Tower allowed the disaster to happen.

The inquiry recommends that the owner and manager of every high-rise residential building be required by law:

Earlier this month the Government published its response to the HCLG Select Committee report-“Building regulations and fire safety-consultation response and connected issues”. This response reiterates that private building owners have until December to apply for funding for ACM removal and replacement.

Building Safety Regulator

This week, the Government announced that Dame Judith Hackitt will provide independent advice to the government on how best to establish the proposed new Building Safety Regulator. Dame Judith carried out an Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, following the Grenfell Tower fire. Our policy manager John Stewart gave evidence to the Hackitt enquiry in June 2018.