Five more buildings have put plans in place to remove their ACM

Work to remove dangerous ACM cladding from high rise buildings in England is edging forward after a further five buildings with the cladding put plans in place to remove it.

It brings the number of buildings with ACM which have no remediation plan in place down to ten after the number had stood still at 17 during October and November. 

A further two of those buildings have been classed as vacant, according to the housing department’s building safety update for the progress of cladding remediation up to the end of November, bringing the total number of vacant buildings containing ACM up to nine.


The latest data reveals that a further 11 buildings have had their ACM completely removed in the past month, and a further 119 have started remediation. Of the 74 which are yet to start, 55 have a remediation plan in place .

Social sector buildings are still leading the pack, with 99% having either completed or started remediation, while private sector buildings lag behind with 70% have either completed or started the works.

The data release comes following the government’s announcement yesterday that it had extended the deadline for the £1bn Building Safety fund for cladding remediation by six months to 30 June 2021.