The MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Sandra White, has welcomed news that residents of a west end apartment complex are to be spared a £10 million bill to remove Grenfell-style cladding.
Taylor Wimpey, the developer who built two multi-storey blocks within the Glasgow Harbour complex, were contacted by residents, elected officials, and GCC in a bid to encourage them to pay for the removal of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. ACM is the same cladding which accelerated the Grenfell Tower fire where 71 people lost their lives – as such fire wardens have been patrolling the residential complex for months, at a considerable cost, which Taylor Wimpy will also cover.
With over 300 properties at Castlebank Place and 350 Meadowside Quay comprising the two residential blocks, the news that Taylor Wimpy would cover the much disputed costs was warmly welcomed. On average each household will now be spared finding £31k to contribute towards their share.
Commenting, Sandra WhiteMSP said:
“I am delighted that Taylor Wimpy have stepped up and taken responsibility for this situation. Having spoken to many affected residents the concern and distress this situation has caused has been considerable.
“To therefore learn that Taylor Wimpy will meet the direct costs of removing and replacing the cladding, as well as the associated fire safety measures imposed by Glasgow City Council, it is welcome news indeed.
“With the works still to commence I am sure everyone associated with the development is now eager for the ACM to be removed ASAP, finally bringing this matter to a close”.