Section: Grenfell Tower

Government announces next step towards long term future of Grenfell Tower site

Posted 02.08.18
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The government will take over the responsibility for the Grenfell Tower site from the autumn. As these arrangements are put in place, the site will continue to be managed by the independent Site Management team who have been in place since July 2017.

No decision has yet been taken on the future of the Grenfell Tower site. The government will make operational decisions on the site, regarding the site's safety, security and access, in consultation with relevant experts and public authorities.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea remain the legal owners of the site until the future is decided. However, it will take no role in its management or associated decision making.

The Metropolitan Police have indicated they remain on schedule to release the site at the beginning of August as their police work at the Tower reaches completion.

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