The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
‘Act now to avoid another Grenfell tragedy’
the ongoing Grenfell investigation leaked to the press last weak that revealed myriad safety failings following refurbishments between 2014 and 2016.
Among the shortcomings were the fact the cladding and insulation material was highly combustible, the windows badly fitted, front doors lacked door closers, the building had no sprinklers, escape routes were too narrow and the building was almost impossible for firefighters to access effectively.
Buildings the group deemed “high risk” included schools, hospitals, care homes, sheltered housing and residential blocks.