All-clear for Scots Gren­fell scare homes

Daily Record - - NEWS - DAVID CLEGG Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor

SCOT­TISH homes feared to have Gren­fell-style cladding have been given the all-clear fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by sur­vey­ors.

New­ton Prop­erty are the fac­tors rep­re­sent­ing the own­ers of the three res­i­den­tial blocks at Castle­bank Place, Glas­gow Har­bour Ter­races and Mead­ow­side Quay Walk.

Joint man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Derek MacDon­ald said: “Dur­ing the ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted by Glas­gow City Coun­cil, pa­per­work dat­ing back to 2005 sug­gested that alu­minium com­posit ma­te­rial cladding may be present.

“New­ton im­me­di­ately in­structed a sur­veyor to carry out a phys­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cladding ma­te­rial present on the build­ings. The re­port came back show­ing no signs of ACM cladding used in the iden­ti­fied ar­eas of each block.

“We have now writ­ten to all the own­ers of the prop­er­ties within each block to al­le­vi­ate any pre­vi­ous con­cerns and hope that the re­port re­as­sures them that the cladding in place is not ACM and does not pose any in­creased level of fire risk.”

A Glas­gow City Coun­cil spokesman said: “Coun­cil of­fi­cers have seen the sur­veyor’s re­port and we are sat­is­fied that the ar­eas pre­vi­ously iden­ti­fied do not there­fore pose any in­creased fire risk.”

There are other res­i­den­tial blocks in the de­vel­op­ment not man­aged by New­ton Prop­erty.

RE­PORT MacDon­ald

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