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Flammable cladding removed in Manchester

23 Jun 17 Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) working with the Greater Manchester Fire service is taking down flammable cladding from its Village 135 development.

Village 135 in Wythenshawe
Village 135 in Wythenshawe

WCHG conducted a review of its 10 tower blocks in Wythenshawe after the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

“We can confirm following early fire safety actions taken we have been able to detect that our Village 135 scheme, has been identified as having 78 feature panels which are located in a small area of the overall development,” the organisation said in a statement.

The Village 135 extra care housing scheme was completed by Galliford Try in spring 2017 under a £20m design & build contract.

Chief executive Nigel Wilson added: “We immediately commissioned an extensive review of all our 10 tower blocks following this tragedy, which has flagged up a small area of failed panels on one scheme. We have taken immediate action and are in the process of having these panels removed and are working closely with the local authority and Greater Manchester Fire Brigade”.

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