GWH to get double check on cladding
The owners of Great Western Hospital have reassured the NHS Hospital Trust that cladding mainly on the office section of the building is not believed to be a fire risk. The hospital is officially owned by The Hospital Company that provided its PFI funding.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire a section of the aluminium cladding was sent for testing. However, the Trust have decided to get an independent report on the cladding from the engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald to provide additional assurance.
This action has been taken because the Building Research Establishment - which has been undertaking most of the post-Grenfell cladding tests - had originally excluded the sample of GWH cladding from the scope of its tests.