Bradford Building With Grenfell-Style Cladding Still Empty

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Appleton Point was evacuated in February due to safety concerns.

A high rise building in Bradford that was shut in February due to fire safety concerns remains empty.

Appleton Point, on Hamm Strasse, was evacuated on February 13 after the apartment building failed a fire inspection.

It was one of two apartment buildings in the city centre that had cladding made of Aluminium Composite Materials – similar to the cladding found on Grenfell Tower.

On Thursday, almost nine months after the building was vacated, Councillors will be told that the building is still empty.

Members of Bradford Council’s Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee will be given an update on the Council’s involvement in residential high rise buildings following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Since the tragedy two buildings in Bradford with ACM cladding have been identified, and members of the committee will be given updates on these buildings.

The other building is Landmark House on Bank Street – opposite City Park.

Cladding on that building failed fire safety tests in 2017, although the Council said there was no need for the building to be evacuated, a number of safety measures were been introduced including 24/7 patrols.

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