Cladding To Be Removed from Blackheath Tower Block

Cladding To Be Removed from Blackheath Tower Block

Two years after the devastating fire at Grenfell in West London, plans have been submitted to planners at Greenwich council to strip the flammable ACM cladding from the exterior of an 11-storey block of flats in Blackheath.

Moat homes have submitted proposals for Leamington Court in Restell Road to replace material that is now banned from use on high-rise homes, schools, care homes and student halls, with non-combustible material. According to the planning documents there are there are 59 flats within the development.

Earlier this year it was revealed that more than two dozen buildings in Greenwich are still wrapped in dangerous cladding two years after tragic fire at Grenfell.

The borough is thought to have one of the highest numbers of dangerously lined buildings in the country.