In breaking news, it has emerged that Camden council in London commissioned cladding works specifying that fire-resistant cladding panels be used – but its testing has revealed that the same, flammable HDPE (high-density polyethylene) panels were used in the works – turning a building into another potential Grenfell Tower.
Journalist Pete Apps broke the news on his Twitter feed:
with an image of a section from a council bulletin on the testing and the likelihood of consequent legal action:
According to Apps, the cladding contract was awarded to Rydon and sub-contracted to Harley Facades – the same arrangement as took place with Grenfell Tower. The council has announced the urgent removal of the panels from the Chalcot Estate:
This will come as grim news to survivors and neighbours of Grenfell Tower and will certainly feed into the Met’s criminal investigation.
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