Clean bill of health for two Hyde tower blocks

CHARTIST House and John Grundy House, Hyde’s two tower blocks, have been given a clean bill of health.It comes in the wake of a revelation that 79 apartment blocks in Greater Manchester do not meet fire safety standards more than two years after the Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017 which claimed 72 lives.

Gary Heaton, operations director of asset management at Jigsaw Homes Group, said: “Jigsaw Group would like to reassure our residents that we take fire safety very seriously and want to remind our residents living in our high-rise blocks across Tameside that they are not clad using the same cladding system as the Grenfell tower block.

“Jigsaw Homes will continue working in partnership with our fire risk assessor, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) to ensure our buildings are safe.”

Since Grenfell every tower block in the Greater Manchester have been inspected, and replacement work carried out on a number of those found to have unsafe cladding.

But the task force said there are still 79 buildings in the region which ‘do not meet adequate standards of fire safety’.

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