BRE report highlights catastrophic failures at Grenfell Tower

Grendfell Tower the day after fire

Leaked document points to poor construction and incorrect materials used in doomed tower’s refurbishment

A new report has outlined a catalogue of construction failings at Grenfell Tower where last year 71 people died in the blaze which ripped through the 24-storey apartment block.

The 200-page document, a draft copy of which has been seen by the London Evening Standard, was commissioned by the Metropolitan Police as part of its investigation into the deadly fire in June 2017 and written by BRE Global, which provides independent certification of fire products.

The BRE report, dated 31 January 2018, highlights failings around the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, which took place between 2014 and 2016, and areas where building regulations had been ignored.

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