Section: Grenfell Tower

Evidence submitted during March at the Second Phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

The second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry reconvened on Monday 8th February, after a two-month suspension caused by the rising number of Covid cases.

Full transcripts of all evidence submitted can be found on the Inquiry's website via this link.

The links links below are to articles that have appeared elsewhere, which report on key evidence (and related issues) submitted to the inquiry this month.

The BRE received a "significant source of revenue" by producing desktop studies for combustible Kingspan insulation used on Grenfell Tower, the inquiry has heard.
- Building: 02.03.21: Article link


A manager at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) has admitted that not noticing that a fire test of an insulation product used on Grenfell Tower was rigged was a "very basic error".
- Housing Today: 04.03.21: Article link


A local authority building control officer has said that he was "pressured" by Kingspan and a representative body to provide a certificate for a combustible insulation product used on the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower.
- Building Design: 05.03.21: Article link


The firm that made the Grenfell Tower cladding was warned of the risks of a building fire that would kill "60 to 70" people a decade before the tragedy.
- BBC News: 10.03.21: Article link


The supplier of the ACM cladding used on Grenfell Tower changed the composition of one of its products without informing a UK certifying body, the inquiry has heard.
- Building Design: 18.03.21: Article link


A Kingspan director has denied that his failure to mention a rigged cladding test at a previous hearing of the Grenfell Inquiry was an attempt to mislead the public.
- Building Design: 24.03.21: Article link


Council 'prioritised cost over safety', Grenfell Tower inquiry hears - landlords showed 'staggering lack of concern' by failing to order checks after being warned about dangerous cladding.
- The Guardian: 29.03.21: Article link


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