United Kingdom  

Grenfell Tower

Residential building in London destroyed by fire in 2017

Grenfell Tower    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Grenfell Tower: Residential building in London destroyed by fire in 2017
Grenfell Tower is a derelict 24-storey residential tower block in North Kensington in London, England, the remains of which are still standing following a severe fire in June 2017. The tower was completed in 1974 as part of the first phase of the Lancaster West Estate. The tower was named after Grenfell Road, which ran to the south of the building; the road itself was named after Field Marshal Lord Grenfell, a senior British Army officer.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Grenfell insulation material swapped part-way through renovation, inquiry told [Video]

Grenfell insulation material swapped part-way through renovation, inquiry told

The insulation used in the cladding on Grenfell Tower was swapped part-waythrough the renovation, an inquiry into the fire has heard.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

You Might Like


Grenfell Tower residents who raised concerns about renovation called 'rebels' by contractor

Occupants accused of being 'vocal and aggressive' for criticising works
Independent - Published

Grenfell inquiry: Architect advised designers against talking to residents about refurbishment

Bruce Sounes warned colleagues about the revamp's 'sensitive political context', probe told
Independent - Published

Flammable insulation chosen for Grenfell Tower as part of a focus on eco-friendliness

Combustible Celotex RS5000 insulation selected to meet 'thermal performance' target, says chief architect
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Fire engineer unaware cladding would pose 'issues'

A fire safety expert did not think cladding the tower needed a separate appraisal, the inquiry hears.
BBC News - Published

Government falling behind on its promise to strip dangerous cladding three years after Grenfell Tower fire, says NAO report

At least 300 buildings still covered by dangerous material
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: Virtual service to pay tribute to 72 victims

The prime minister and Labour leader pledge to do "everything" to prevent another tower block fire.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: Lockdown makes third anniversary 'difficult'

A series of memorial events are being broadcast online on Sunday to comply with lockdown guidelines.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell campaigners say government must commit to deadline for removing flammable cladding

All dangerous material was meant to have been removed by this month
Independent - Published

Grenfell campaigners call for cladding removal deadline

Justice4Grenfell say 23,000 homes in the UK are still covered in "Grenfell-style cladding".
BBC News - Published

Corporate witnesses in Grenfell Tower inquiry given immunity from prosecution

Architects and builders behind the refurbishment had threatened to withhold evidence - but victims feared an attempt to 'sabotage' inquiry
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Corporate witnesses must be given immunity from prosecution, chair says

Many threaten to remain silent to avoid incriminating themselves
Independent - Published

Survivors of London's Grenfell fire denounce 'sabotage' of public inquiry

Bereaved families and survivors of London's 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people, on Monday accused those responsible for wrapping the building in combustible materials of trying to..
Reuters - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Refurbishment companies 'killed residents as surely as if they'd pulled a trigger'

'They promoted their unsuitable, dangerous products in pursuit of money' says victims' representatives
Independent - Published

Witnesses seek protection from charges over London's deadly Grenfell fire

Several witnesses have asked for guarantees that they will not be prosecuted for anything they say at a public inquiry into a fire that killed 72 people in London's Grenfell Tower nearly three years..
Reuters - Published

Grenfell Tower firms knew planned cladding would fail in fire, emails suggest

Companies had sought to distance themselves from blame but internal messages appear to contradict stance
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: What to expect from the second phase of the inquiry

Panel hopes to uncover 'honest account' of circumstances behind blaze which killed 72 people
Independent - Published

Inquiry into London's deadly Grenfell fire begins asking who was to blame

A public inquiry into the 2017 fire at London's Grenfell Tower, which killed 72 people, began to zero in on Monday on how the densely populated social housing block was allowed to become a tinder box..
Reuters - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry member Benita Mehra resigns

Benita Mehra quit after being linked to the charitable arm of a firm which supplied the block's cladding.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry panel member quits after cladding link exposed

A newly appointed member of the Grenfell Tower inquiry panel has resigned after she was linked to a charitable arm of the firm that supplied the tower block's deadly cladding.​
Independent - Published

London firefighters' guard-of-honour for Dany Cotton

Grenfell Tower blaze survivors dismiss a parade for Dany Cotton as a "street party".
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower: London Fire Brigade 'too slow to learn lessons from disaster', says watchdog

'Wasteful' practices, insufficiently trained staff and failure to follow national guidance still a problem two and a half years on from Grenfell tragedy, says HMICFRS
Independent - Published

Firefighter who ended 'stay put' order at Grenfell Tower named new head of London Fire Brigade

Andy Roe must help service learn 'significant lessons' of tower blaze, says mayor
Independent - Published

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton resigns amid Grenfell controversy

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton is to resign amid controversy surrounding the Grenfell fire.
Independent - Published

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton to quit four months early

It comes after survivors and bereaved families of the Grenfell Tower fire called for Dany Cotton to go.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower: Community sewing gigantic quilt for justice

Tuesday Greenidge is among those sewing a huge quilt to the dimensions of Grenfell Tower "for justice".
BBC News - Published

Lib Dem Sam Gyimah triggers row after suggesting Labour election rival partially responsible for Grenfell fire

Lib Dem candidate for Kensington claims Labour councillors could have blocked decisions that led to deadly blaze as he calls on Jeremy Corbyn's party to step aside in marginal seat
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower: Second apology over Jacob Rees-Mogg comments

Andrew Bridgen admits causing "distress and offence" with his explanation of Jacob Rees-Mogg's remarks.
BBC News - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg apologizes for comment on 'common sense' of Grenfell fire victims

British government minister Jacob Rees-Mogg apologized on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the blaze at London's Grenfell Tower should have used common sense to ignore firefighters'..
Reuters - Published

Jacob Rees-Mogg labelled 'callously irresponsible' by firefighters after blaming Grenfell victims for their deaths

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been condemned as "callously irresponsible" by firefighters for his comments on the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Independent - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says 'common sense' could have saved Grenfell victims

Prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg drew criticism on Tuesday after he suggested that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire could have used common sense to ignore the instructions of the fire..
Reuters - Published

UK's Rees-Mogg says Grenfell victims could have used common sense to escape

Prominent Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg on Tuesday said that victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 could have used common sense to ignore the instructions of the fire service and leave the..
Reuters - Published

Combustible cladding on London's Grenfell Tower key to deadly fire: inquiry

The use of combustible materials in the refurbishment of London's Grenfell Tower was central to the catastrophic chain of events in June 2017 that turned an ordinary kitchen fire into an inferno that..
Reuters - Published

Grenfell Tower fire report 'gives victims the truth', says PM

A new report will be published later on the fire in west London in 2017 which killed 72 people.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry: What survivors want to see

Survivors tell the BBC what they want to see in the first phase of the Grenfell Tower inquiry.
BBC News - Published

Tory ministers accused of 'failing' Grenfell residents after rejecting calls for contamination tests around block

Government accused of 'complacent and patronising attitude' towards those living around tower after it dismissed MPs' calls to set up biomonitoring scheme following reports of 'Grenfell cough'
Independent - Published

London Fire Brigade failings worsened Grenfell Tower death toll: report

Grave failings by the London Fire Brigade during the Grenfell Tower blaze, which killed 71 people in 2017, meant that some lives that could have been saved were lost, a public inquiry has found.
Reuters - Published

Failings by London fire chiefs led to lives being lost in Grenfell blaze: report

Grave failings by the London Fire Brigade in its handling of the Grenfell Tower blaze, which killed 71 people in June 2017, meant that some lives that could have been saved were lost, a public inquiry..
Reuters - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: 'Systematic failures' in fire brigade's response

A fire brigade's response to the deadly blaze in a west London tower block is condemned in a report.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower inquiry: ‘The boxing gym was our home’

As part one of the inquiry into Grenfell Tower is published, boxers who trained there have their say.
BBC News - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors and bereaved call for first inquiry report to acknowledge authorities failed residents

'We get scared going to sleep every night thinking or knowing we might wake up to another Grenfell'
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower fire: London Fire Brigade officials interviewed under caution by police over disaster

London Fire Brigade officials have been interviewed under caution by police investigating the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Independent - Published

Grenfell Tower: Man jailed for £75,000 handouts fraud

Daniel Steventon said he had flat-shared with one of the Grenfell Tower victim's to claim handouts.
BBC News - Published

Fire extinguished at London building near Grenfell disaster

London's fire brigade said on Friday they had put out a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London near Grenfell Tower, where a blaze killed 71 people in 2017.
Reuters - Published

Notting Hill tower block flat fire near site of Grenfell blaze

The fire on the 12th floor of the tower in Notting Hill is now under control, London Fire Brigade says.
BBC News - Published

Notting Hill fire: Blaze breaks out in London tower block near Grenfell

A fire has broken out in a block of flats near Grenfell Tower.
Independent - Published

Notting Hill fire: Flames and smoke seen coming from tower block near Grenfell - live updates

Follow all the latest updates with our liveblog
Independent - Published

Grenfell model bonfire film court decision 'appalling'

Paul Bussetti was cleared of posting "grossly offensive" material - a video of an effigy of a burning Grenfell Tower.
BBC News - Published

Burning Grenfell effigy model 'was joke about friends'

Paul Bussetti denies a charge of sending "grossly offensive" material of the burning effigy.
BBC News - Published

'It was funny': Man who filmed Grenfell Tower effigy claims burning figures were friends and not victims

Paul Bussetti claims model was 'banter' depicting friends burning to death
Independent - Published

Final resident moves out of condemned Portsmouth tower block

Alyson Hammond was the last resident of a building condemned after the Grenfell Tower fire.
BBC News - Published


 Page 1  âŒª