Sixty-plus towers across England found to have unsafe cladding

More than 60 high-rise towers in 25 areas of England have been found to have unsafe cladding, similar to those found in the Grenfell Tower disaster that killed 79 at last count, according to the English government.

From The Guardian: 

“Earlier over the weekend, cladding that had been used on 34 tower blocks in 17 council areas in England was reported to have failed government fire safety tests.

The announcement came after Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, revealed that all of the buildings that had so far submitted cladding samples have failed combustibility tests . . .

The towers declared unsafe so far are in Manchester, Portsmouth and Sunderland, as well as Norwich, Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees and Plymouth. There are unsafe blocks also in seven London boroughs – Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hounslow, Islington, Lambeth and Wandsworth. A further 11 areas, accounting for 27 of the unsafe buildings, have yet to be named.”

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