After Grenfell Fire, Same Builders Hired to Replace Potentially Dangerous Cladding
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The same contractors that installed dangerous cladding onto Britain’s public housing buildings have been hired to remove their original work and install new, safer panels. The materials on the high-rise buildings have been cited in the wake of the June disaster at London’s Grenfell Tower, which killed 71 people in a blaze. Sixty-five other towers have a cladding that was approved by local building officials but does not comply with safety regulations. For nearly 30 of those buildings, the same companies that installed the initial cladding have won the contracts to remove and replace the panels with safer material. Those companies are Willmott Dixon, Wates, and Engie.