Guidance

Future of the Grenfell Tower site

Information and updates relating to management and future of the Grenfell Tower site.

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Memorial Commission

Prime Minister Theresa May gave her personal commitment that the community would be at the heart of deciding what happens to the Grenfell Tower site in the longer term.

The Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission, made up of representatives of the bereaved, survivors and local residents, will decide on the most fitting and appropriate way to remember those who lost their lives in the Grenfell tragedy.

This community-led Commission will develop a proposal for what happens to the Grenfell Tower site in the future and decide how the memorial site will be owned and managed in the long term.

The Commission will comprise 10 community representatives, with five from the bereaved families, and will seek the views of the local North Kensington community through its consultations.

Further information

Visit the Memorial Commission’s website for more information. You can contact the MHCLG Secretariat via GTMCSecretariat@communities.gov.uk and the Memorial Commission website.

You can read the full Terms of Reference for the Commission.

Please see the government’s written principles governing consultations on the future of the site, agreed with the community, for further information.

Grenfell Tower site

On 15 July 2019, government took ownership of the Grenfell Tower site, until its long-term future is determined by the community. The government legally now has freehold ownership of the site.

This means that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) will take no role in decisions about the management of the site. The government will make operational decisions, including on the security and safety of the site. The land is now ‘Crown land’ which is another name for land owned by government.

A legal restriction has been put in place so that the land cannot be used for any future purpose other than that determined by the community in accordance with the process agreed in the Principles.

Government will ensure that the bereaved, survivors and the community are kept regularly updated on management of the site and engaged on any operational decisions.

You can contact the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) team responsible for managing the site by email and phone:

GrenfellTowerSite@communities.gov.uk

0303 444 0011

We will be very happy to provide more information and answer any questions.

The existing Site Management team have joined the MHCLG Site Management team and you can continue to contact them using this email address and phone number.

If you have any ideas about how we can improve our communication and engagement, please let us know.

Published 5 August 2019