Faithful + Gould brought in to project manage remediation work

The government has strengthened the team leading the replacement of unsafe cladding in order to counter problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cabinet Office and the housing ministry said the government’s construction expert, Dr David Hancock, has been appointed to review ACM remediation and Faithful & Gould has been appointed to provide additional programme management.

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In a letter sent to all MPs in England, housing secretary Robert Jenrick said his department would do all it can to ensure remediation work continues where it is safe to do so.

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Jenrick said: “The challenges presented by the spread of covid-19 are severe. The government’s view is that the work to remove unsafe cladding from buildings is critical to public safety and so must remain a top priority.

“This additional construction expertise support will identify blockers and work with those responsible for remediation to support individual projects."

The new team will help deal with issues caused by the pandemic such as getting enough labour and materials to specific jobs.