We’re not able to carry out the detailed intrusive investigations to all of our buildings and complete any remedial works identified all at once, due to the scale and cost of the works involved.
We are currently reviewing our properties to produce a potential priority order for the review of the buildings, which we will aim to advise residents as soon as this has been agreed. The prioritisation of our buildings will be based on perceived risk and will include height, building shape, materials used and occupation amongst other factors.
As well as the safety of our residents, our top priority is the removal of ACM cladding (the type used on Grenfell Tower) from our high-rise buildings by Dec 2020, as advised by central government.
We’ll then develop a programme of inspections and a planned programme of works for our other high-risk buildings. Overall, we anticipate that our programme of inspections, testing and remedial works will take several years to deliver.
In the meantime, we would like to apologise to those residents who will need to wait for their building to be inspected – we know how difficult this situation is for you.
We are working with other housing associations and building owners through the National Housing Federation to encourage further action from the government in this area. We hope to be able to provide you with more information and reassurance in the coming months, as more guidance and support is announced by the government