Eccles High Rise Blocks – Update

Posted: 05/07/2017

Customer safety is our absolute priority and since the fire at Grenfell Tower we have shared information as it has become available.

The advice around ACM panels and cladding systems is now somewhat unclear and until this is clarified we have taken the decision to suspend the removal of affected ACM cladding. We will not be starting the removal on any further blocks.

This will remain the case until we have clearer guidance on the kinds of panels we can use as a replacement and we are certain that removing the affected panels is the best and safest option.

Customer safety and peace of mind is our highest priority and this decision has been taken following a full review of the facts we have available. We are writing to customers to let them know this current position and to provide assurance and a point of contact should they have any questions.

In the last week the fire service have visited all 12 high rise blocks in Eccles and carried out detailed inspections in order to attain assurance about the fire safety arrangements on all 12 blocks and the measures we have in place.

Customers with any questions are advised to email or call 0300 123 55 22 or visit the office at Regent Street or the Barton Village Hub where a member of staff will be happy to help.