London Tower Tragedy

London Tower Tragedy

Issued: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:37:00 BST

Colleagues and students will be aware of the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower, West London.  The materials used in re-cladding the University Library have a non-combustible fire rating and are therefore very different from those used at Grenfell Tower.  In addition, we have robust and frequently tested fire precautions in place across the campus.  There is therefore no cause for alarm.

Despite this, a short report is being prepared for the Health, Safety & Well-being Committee on the basis that there may be lessons we can learn from this tragedy, both for the existing estate and as we progress with the Campus Development Programme. 

David Duncan

Convener, Health, Safety & Well-being Committee.