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Cladding sample testing update

The number of high rise buildings which have failed a combustibility test is now 60 across 25 local authority areas.

Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, published a statement on Saturday 24 June which detailed the work being undertaken to ensure the safety of residents in high-rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The number of high rise buildings from which cladding samples have failed a combustibility test at the Building Research Establishment is now 60 across 25 local authority areas. All landlords and fire and rescue services for these local authorities have been alerted to the results and we are in touch with all of them to support and monitor follow-up action.

The table below shows the distribution of buildings, naming those areas where we know that the local authority or landlord has informed affected residents that a building’s cladding has failed the test.

Local authority area Number of buildings
1 Barnet 3
2 Brent 1
3 Camden 5
4 Doncaster 1
5 Hounslow 1
6 Islington 1
7 Lambeth 1
8 Manchester 4
9 Norwich 1
10 Plymouth 3
11 Portsmouth 2
12 Stockton on Tees 3
13 Sunderland 5
14 Wandsworth 2
15 - 25 In addition 11 other areas where cladding test failed 27
  Total - 25 areas 60

All other details in the Secretary of State’s statement of 24 June remain the same.

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Published 25 June 2017