Guidance

Soil and environmental checks

Details on the soil and environmental checks around Grenfell Tower.

Documents and announcements

Letters

Videos

Grenfell environmental checks – virtual community event on 20 July 2020

Hear from some of the scientists who are carrying out, supporting or overseeing the environmental checks around the North Kensington area, including their responses to questions from the community.

Grenfell environmental checks

Additional environmental checks

Hear from some of the scientists who have been conducting the additional environmental checks around the North Kensington area.

additional environmental checks

Stage 2 site walkovers August 2020

Hear from the scientists who are carrying out and overseeing the environmental checks around the North Kensington area as they survey the locations identified for sampling.

Stage 2 site walkovers August 2020

Grenfell environmental checks – virtual community event on 20 October 2020

Hear from the scientists about the detailed design for Stage 2 of the environmental checks around the North Kensington area, including their responses to questions from the community.

Virtual community event 20 October 2020

Science Advisory Group

Purpose and terms of reference

The Science Advisory Group (SAG) has been established to give scientific advice to the Grenfell Tower Fire Ministerial Recovery Group.

Science Advisory Group: terms of reference - 24 April 2019.

Membership

SAG members were selected based on their professional expertise by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser. They are fully independent of government, except for Professor Chris Whitty, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and they bring their own opinions and skills to the group.

The SAG is chaired by Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

Declaration of interests

Minutes and agendas of meetings

Published 28 November 2018
Last updated 26 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Grenfell environmental checks: Stage 2 soil sampling and next steps.

  2. Added Grenfell environmental checks: 20 October virtual community event, the Stage 2 design, next steps and the soil sampling

  3. Added: Grenfell environmental checks: virtual community event on 20 October 2020 video Grenfell environmental checks: Stage 2 detailed design Grenfell environmental checks: review of combustion related fire products

  4. Added Grenfell environmental checks: site walkovers, next steps and opportunities to be involved and stage 2 site walkovers video.

  5. Added Community update - Grenfell environmental checks: last month’s virtual community event, next steps and opportunities to be involved

  6. Added video: Grenfell environmental checks – virtual community event on 20 July 2020.

  7. Added environmental checks and meet the scientists leaflets

  8. Agenda and minutes for 23 October 2019 meeting added to page.

  9. Agenda and minutes for the 4 September 2019 and 13 September 2019 added to page.

  10. Added Grenfell environmental checks: stage 1 report and news story on stage 1 report findings

  11. 'Science Advisory Group: membership' and 'SAG members’ declarations of interests' updated.

  12. Agenda and minutes for the 18 July 2019 meeting added to page.

  13. Added link to 'Update on Stage 1 of the environmental checks around the Grenfell Tower site including the initial findings'.

  14. 'SAG members’ declarations of interests' document updated.

  15. Agenda and minutes for the 06 June 2019 meeting added to page.

  16. Additional environmental checks video added.

  17. Science Advisory Group agenda and minutes from 4th March and 11th April added to page.

  18. "Grenfell environmental checks: update on exploratory testing" added.

  19. Grenfell environmental checks update on feedback from community workshops added.

  20. 'SAG members’ declarations of interests' added to page.

  21. Science Advisory Group agenda and minutes added to page.

  22. Added new document - 'Grenfell environmental checks: update on forthcoming community consultation events'.

  23. Community update on Professor Stec's research published.

  24. Added new letters.

  25. Added 'Science Advisory Group: terms of reference' and 'Grenfell environmental checks: next steps'.

  26. First published.