The scope of MHCLG’s Building Safety Programme is high-rise residential buildings. This includes private and social residential buildings, along with hotels, student accommodation, and public buildings (comprising health buildings and schools). Some of these buildings will be mixed use, comprising elements of commercial and other use, but buildings solely used for these purposes are out of scope of the Building Safety Programme.
The focus of our work is on ensuring that all high-rise residential buildings with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding are remediated as quickly as possible. These buildings are where the risk to life from fire is greatest. High-rise buildings used for other purposes have different evacuation strategies and the risks are lower.