High Rise Flats: Safety

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will define the terms (a) high rise, (b) tower block and (c) multi-storey for the purposes of the building safety review to be carried out as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

For the purposes of the review being conducted by the Government’s expert panel, high rise, tower block and multi-storey are defined as residential properties over 18 metres in height. This is the height at which relevant and additional fire safety requirements are triggered by paragraph 12.7 of Building Regulations Fire Safety Approved Document B guidance.

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