But 25 projects have restarted

Work remains at a standstill on more than 40% of the buildings where the remediation of ACM cladding is required, new government data has revealed.

According to the housing ministry's May building safety update, work was paused on 42% of projects as of 2 June.


It said of the 108 projects where an update was received, works were paused at 45 of these.

Of the 63 projects where work was continuing, 25 had restarted after an initial pause in works.

Twelve projects that reported they were paused in the April update have since reopened. More projects provided an update in May than in April.

One of the reopened is now complete awaiting building control sign-off.

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The update also revealed there are 155 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings in England that have completed remediation works to remove and replace ACM cladding systems – an increase of six since the end of March.

Covid 19 - remediation May update

Source: MHCLG

There are 300 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings with cladding unlikely to meet building regulations yet to be remediated in England, 54 of which have had their ACM cladding systems removed.

It also revealed there are 247 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings identified with ACM cladding systems unlikely to meet building regulations in London, 72 in Greater Manchester and 136 across the rest of England.

Remediation is complete for 50 buildings, or 20%, in London, 30 buildings, or 42%, in Greater Manchester and 75 buildings, or 55% of, across the rest of England.

The update also revealed which local authority areas had the most unremediated buildings, with Greenwich, Tower Hamlets and Newham in London and Salford in Greater Manchester all having more than 20.

Local authority cladding numbers - May

Source: MHCLG