Building Safety Programme: monthly data release – April 2023

Building Safety Programme: monthly data release – April 2023

From our colleagues at Barbour EHS.

Document available here.

This release uses figures related to the Building Safety Programme, current at 30 April 2023. It has a particular focus on buildings identified with unsafe ACM cladding and remediation progress. It also includes data on the progress of the Waking Watch Relief and Replacement Funds.

In this release:

  • At the end of April 2023, 95% (467) of all identified high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England had either completed or started remediation work to remove and replace unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding (99% of buildings identified at 31 December 2019, 98% of buildings identified at 31 December 2020 and 96% of buildings identified at 31 December 2021) – an increase of one since the end of March.
  • 448 buildings (91% of all identified buildings) no longer have unsafe ACM cladding systems – an increase of three since the end of March. 410 (84% of all buildings) have completed ACM remediation works – an increase of two since the end of March. This includes 359 (73% of all buildings) which have received building control sign off – an increase of two since the end of March.
  • Of those with ACM cladding remaining, 19 have started remediation. Of the 23 (5%) buildings yet to start, two are vacant, so do not represent a risk to resident safety, five buildings were identified after 31 December 2021 and 10 additional buildings were identified during 2021.
  • 100% (160) of social sector buildings have either completed or started remediation. Of these, 159 (99%) have had their ACM cladding removed.
  • 92% (215) of private sector buildings have either completed or started remediation. Of these, 201 (86%) have had their ACM cladding removed.
  • £29.7 million of funding has been approved from the Waking Watch Relief and Replacement Funds, covering 367 buildings and 26,900 leasehold dwellings.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
May 2023

Our Comment

It is reassuring to note with the publication of this data that progress continues to be made in remedying unsafe cladding on high-rise buildings and confirms government and industry commitment to preventing a recurrence of recent events.

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This content has been produced in association with our sister company, Barbour.

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