Tag Archives: Citiscape

‘Utter disgrace’: 2,000 buildings still at risk from cladding

Three years since 72 people died in the Grenfell Tower disaster, more than 2,000 high-risk residential buildings are still covered with dangerous cladding, according to a parliamentary committee. The situation has been slammed as “an utter disgrace” by the Fire … Continue reading

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Citiscape residents locked out of their homes as cracks appear

Residents of Citiscape, the 95-flat private high-rise residential block in Croydon’s town centre, have been denied all access to their homes and possessions for nearly six weeks and have now been told that it could be at least another two … Continue reading

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MP Reed hails victory as Barratts pay £2m Citiscape bill

House-builders Barratts have agreed to pay the £2million bill to replace the unsafe Grenfell-style cladding on the Citiscape development in central Croydon. The move, announced last night, was immediately claimed as some sort of victory by the Tory Government, who … Continue reading

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Citiscape residents hit with £2m bill to remove Grenfell cladding

Residents in a town centre tower block could face financial ruin after a tribunal ruled today that they must meet the costs of replacing the Grenfell-style flammable cladding that encompasses their homes. The leaseholders in the 95-apartment Citiscape complex on … Continue reading

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Tower block owners refuse to pay to remove fire-risk cladding

Residents in one of Croydon town centre’s newer blocks of “luxury apartments” are reported to be “terrified” of the risks of a fire, similar to that which happened at Grenfell Tower, as the owners have handed them a £2million bill … Continue reading

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