I have received a response from the Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council, following my letter regarding fire safety in multi-storey residential buildings across Glasgow North. You can see the full response below, however I would like to give you a brief summary.
Annemarie O’Donnell assures me that the Council have been working closely with the Scottish Government and Housing Associations following the tragedy. They have been asked to check the materials of all External Wall Insulation (EWI) and ensure they are not the same Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) used in Grenfell.
The Council have been informed by all Housing Associations that own multi-storey flats in Glasgow, that the cladding used meets building regulations, and this has been reported back to the Scottish Government.
They are planning to undertake a survey of all associations to ask them about fire safety measures and procedures, as the Local Authority do not currently hold this information. I have been assured that this information will be shared with me once it is available.
Finally, I understand that the Wheatley Group, who own Cube and Glasgow Housing Association, have now set up a dedicated helpline for tenants who are concerned about fire safety. You can contact them on 0800 561 5656.
Please be assured that I will continue to monitor the situation and will post further updates on my website, when I receive more information. My previous website post can be found here: https://www.patrickgrady.scot/106-fire-safety-multi-story-buildings