Neither the Select Committee Report nor the Government Response will be welcome news for developers in the high rise arena who have been battling a changing landscape and moving goalposts since the Grenfell tragedy. Whilst the demand for remediation work to have started in 2020 and finished in 2021 might be popular with MPs and the public, it sounds more like a Christmas wish list. Needless to say, it doesn’t take into account the reality that there is very little capacity nationally amongst fire engineers to plan and supervise these works, little capacity amongst contractors to get started on site, and limited availability of suitable replacement products for the projects already identified let alone those in the pipeline for consideration.
Our experienced team have been working with building owners, developers, contractors and managing agents on schemes across the country dealing with the remediation claims, construction disputes and fire enforcement issues that arise. If you have an issue, we are here to help.