Research and analysis
Estimating the prevalence and costs of external wall system life-safety fire risk in mid-rise residential buildings in England
Estimates of the prevalence of external wall system life-safety fire risk in mid-rise (11-18m) residential buildings in England, and the estimated costs as at July 2021 to remediate or mitigate these buildings.
This data release publishes estimates on the number and proportion of mid-rise (11-18 metres) residential buildings in England with external wall systems that are a life-safety fire risk, as well as the estimated costs as at July 2021 of fully or partially remediating or mitigating mid-rise buildings with a life-safety fire risk.
The estimates are based on a sample of mid-rise buildings in England for which the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities hired a contractor, supported by an independent advisory panel, to complete desk-based assessments of life-safety external wall system fire safety risk.
This data release is an ad-hoc release and does not constitute an Official Statistics or National Statistics release.
Published 17 May 2022