Over 1000 building safety cladding retrofits completed

Aaron Morby 4 weeks ago

The industry has just completed a quarter of the total building safety cladding retrofits needed to comply with new regulations brought in after the Grenfell disaster.

Remediation works to tall building start to gain pace after slow start
Remediation works to tall building start to gain pace after slow start

Latest Government figures show contractors have now reclad 1,088 (25%) of the 4,374 buildings identified as unsafe seven years after 72 died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Despite a slow start, the speed of remediation works on recorded buildings of 11m and over is at last speeding up.

Overall, 2,066 buildings (47%) have either started or completed remediation works, more than double the figure just a year ago.

Progress on the building safety programme

The Government also revealed local authorities have taken enforcement action against the owners of 310 buildings to force action.

By the end of last month, private developers had committed to remediate or pay to remediate 1,569 buildings 11m and over in height with life-critical fire safety defects, including cladding and non-cladding defects.

This is estimated to be at a cost of around £3.2bn.

Remediating works on 23% of these buildings is now complete, according to the latest figures.

Some 371 of these buildings (24%) are reported to have not started remediation but have plans in place.

Private developer commitments

Developer Buildings that
need remediation
still to be
Avant Homes 15 37 0
Ballymore 27 7 9
Barratt Developments 178 423 70
Bellway 129 306 45
Berkeley Group 80 36 46
Bouygues (UK) 4 26 0
British Land 2 0 2
Crest Nicholson 107 156 73
Dandara Living 19 0 13
Fairview 59 23 24
Galliard Group 18 28 16
Grosvenor Group 3 14 1
Hill 8 13 6
Jelson 2 3 2
Land Securities 6 26 1
Lendlease Europe 28 29 4
London Square 31 8 0
Lovell and Muse 18 10 10
McCarthy & Stone 6 7 5
Miller Homes 19 16 8
MJ Gleeson 12 5 3
Morris Homes 2 0 2
Persimmon 48 1 18
Redrow 70 57 11
Rydon Group 9 1 4
Seven Capital 5 18 0
Shanly Homes 9 1 3
St Modwen 0 8 0
Taylor Wimpey 208 208 67
Telford Homes 101 26 1
Tilia Homes 8 0 0
Vistry Group 111 17 40
Wates Group 8 8 7
Watkin Jones 6 8 0
Weston Group 21 6 6


Latest news

26 face fight to renew spots on £1bn NEPO civils deal

Next generation framework to start in March 2025
2 hours ago

Go-ahead for £170m King’s Cross life sciences office project

Innovative arched design to carry landmark building over railway tunnels
2 hours ago

Mitie buys power contractor ESM for £8.5m

Building FM firm strengthens high voltage contracting offer
1 hour ago

New vision unveiled for £5bn Liverpool Waters

More housing included in central docks area after Labour £55m funding boost
10 hours ago

String of contract wins sees turnover surge 25% at Mace

Construction division sees revenue leap to £1.73bn
2 hours ago

Morgan Sindall wins £32m Walsall waste centre

Contract will transform former metal factory site
2 hours ago

Kier wins £30m Greenwich teaching block

London South East Colleges plans to spend £47m on Greenwich Campus redevelopment
13 hours ago

Blenheim House Construction applies for administration

Surrey contractor employs around 80 staff generating £87m turnover
1 day ago

GMI chief jumps to Henry Boot Construction

Lee Powell will replace Tony Shaw as MD when he leaves at the end of 2024
1 day ago

Avant Homes makes £109m loss

House builder reveals huge loss just days after entering Crest Nicholson bid race
2 days ago

Greggs unveils plans for giant distribution centre

Bakery giant to build 311,551 sq ft logistics centre in Kettering
1 day ago

£330m south east London 1,250 homes scheme approved

Outline planning for New Belvedere development near the Thames
1 day ago

Green light for Birmingham 1,200-bed student scheme

Cambrian Wharf project will rise to 14 and 35 storeys
1 day ago

Welsh fit-out specialist files administration notice

£30m turnover employee-owned Paramount D&B lodges court notice
2 days ago

Skanska signs £105m London Millbank office rebuild

Original 1915 building facade will be dismantled and rebuilt
2 days ago

Historic facade contractor goes into administration

Administrator seeking buyer for Charles Henshaw & Sons
5 days ago

Three-year HS2 station box excavation completed

Enough clay to fill 300 Olympic sized swimming pools removed from Old Oak Common site
2 days ago

BAM starts £88m Fife passivhaus school job

1,800-pupil school will be built near Rosyth Docks
2 days ago

Torsion appoints new Chief Operating Officer

David Worsley promoted as leadership team shuffled at Leeds based firm
2 days ago

Tilbury Douglas site manager saves schoolboy’s life

Site manager carries collapsed schoolboy to resuscitation unit he helped build
5 days ago

Extra HS2 payment sees SCS contract jump to £4.24bn

Skanska Costain Strabag JV additional payments rise to £650m after third handout
2 days ago

Plans lodged for 3,300-home Salford tower cluster

£1bn Regent Park scheme includes UK's third tallest building at 70 storeys
5 days ago

Domis founder Lee McCarren steps down

Fellow director Kingsley Thornton takes helm as co-founder retires
5 days ago

Spencer lands civils package on £300m energy plant

Subcontract worth £23m on pioneering Manchester green energy storage scheme
5 days ago

Van Elle and M&J Evans team-up for housing works

Piling and groundworks specialist start new collaboration deal
5 days ago

Muse JV closes Wolverhampton City Centre West quarter deal

English Cities Fund completes council partner deal for 1,000-home plan
5 days ago

Ofwat approves £88bn AMP8 water spending spree

Spending on infrastructure ringfenced, unspent funds returned to customers
6 days ago

‘Bellingham Bridge’ takes shape on HS2 in Birmingham

Watch work on four huge piers for bridge named after England superstar
6 days ago

Construction swings from weakest to strongest sector

Construction output rebounds by 1.9% in May after three months of decline
6 days ago

Costain appoints new commercial director

Paul Morris takes over from David Taylor
6 days ago

Contractor services