Six years on from Grenfell and real change is finally happening

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Following the sixth anniversary of Grenfell last month, Andrew Mellor reflects on building safety progress so far and finds much positivity - although many firms still have a long way to go

During the recent anniversary of Grenfell, we recalled waking up that morning to see the very tragic event unfolding and wondering how such a catastrophic fire could have occurred. Six years on, much progress has been made to make buildings safer, but there is still so much to do. 

It will be 12 years or more after Grenfell, before building owners in England and Wales can confidently say that all of their tall residential buildings pose an acceptable level of risk with regard to fire spread. There is still a lot of work to do with regard to investigating fire safety risk in residential buildings and remediating any such defects where it is deemed to be required.

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