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US NewsUnsafe cladding to be replaced on 170 high-rise residential buildings

09:45  09 may  2019
09:45  09 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately owned high - rise buildings . The government will fully fund the replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on high - rise private residential properties where

The government has set up a £200m fund to replace unsafe Grenfell Tower-style cladding on around 170 private high - rise residential buildings in England. The announcement comes in the wake of the 2017 fire at the west London tower block that killed more than 70 people, with cladding blamed for

Unsafe cladding to be replaced on 170 high-rise residential buildings © Getty The move comes after the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire killed more than 70 people The government is to replace unsafe cladding on around 170 high-rise residential buildings at a cost of £200m.

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said: "Although temporary measures are in place to ensure people living in these buildings are safe, too many owners are treating this as a permanent fix.

"Others are trying to pass on the costs to residents by threatening them with bills running to thousands of pounds.

"While some building owners have been swift to act, and I thank them for doing the right thing, I am now calling time on the delay tactics of others.

"If these reckless building owners won't act, the government will."

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