Most Controversial Project

Risk report highlights Grenfell Tower as ‘Most Controversial Project’

The Most Controversial Project report, published by RepRisk today (22nd March 2018), disclosed that out of the 10 most hazardous projects they found, two are from the UK and listed Grenfell Tower, which led to the death of 75 people, as their ‘Most Controversial Project’ in the world.

In the shadow of Grenfell

The Grenfell Tower fire has prompted a nationwide examination of cladding used on high-rise towers. But who is responsible for dealing with the cost of replacing potentially dangerous materials? Daniel Stern of Slater Heelis examines where the law stands.
fire doors

Further investigations announced for Grenfell fire doors

Following the identification of an issue with a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower, the government is undertaking further investigations to establish the full circumstances
FoI requests

Grenfell council faces court action for failing to respond to FoI requests

Kensington & Chelsea Council faces a contempt of court action over neglecting to disclose information relating to the Grenfell disaster – including housing policy

Horbury’s becomes approved fire safety contractor on Re:allies framework

Experts in maintenance and refurbishment of commercial and public buildings, Horbury Property Services, has been successful in becoming an approved fire safety contractor on the procurement framework Re:allies
Grenfell Tower site

Future of Grenfell Tower site in the hands of survivors, bereaved families and community

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to putting survivors, bereaved families and the community at the heart of deciding what happens to the future of the Grenfell Tower site
independent adjudicator

Grenfell rehousing complaints to be assigned to an independent adjudicator

Kensington & Chelsea RBC is seeking to appoint an independent adjudicator to oversee complaints relating to Grenfell in an attempt to increase transparency
tower inquiry

KPMG quits Grenfell Inquiry role amid “serious questions” over conflicts of interest

KPMG has stepped down from its role as an adviser to the Grenfell Tower inquiry after MPs, academics and campaigners raised "serious questions" about potential conflicts of interest The decision comes after an open letter claimed the firm had failed to disclose that it acts as auditor to Celotex, the...
interim report

BSRIA calls on members & industry to support Hackitt Review

BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
sprinkler systems

Manchester City Council approves installation of sprinkler systems in tower blocks

Manchester City Council has approved the installation of sprinkler systems in 36 of its high-rise tower blocks in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy
Following Grenfell

Commission launches Following Grenfell

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched ‘Following Grenfell’, to look into the human rights and equality dimensions of the tragedy, and to determine if the State is fulfilling its duties under human rights and equality law
construction industry

Fire brigade criticises construction industry over fire safety

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned there will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry “starts to take fire safety more seriously”
Grenfell Task Force

Report condemns Grenfell council for ‘failing its community’

Initial findings from the Independent Grenfell Task Force appear to confirm that Kensington and Chelsea Council had neither the breadth of skills nor the competence to cope

Report: ‘Inadequate’ Grenfell management 12 years prior to fire

Twelve years prior to the Grenfell disaster, a critical report revealed a negligent approach to the safety of the tower’s residents by Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO)

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