Delay removing dangerous cladding ‘soul destroying’

Opus House, which consists of 44 flats, has problems with cladding, insulation, missing fire breaks and balconies. The estimated remediation bill is £7m but only £1m of that is related to the removal and replacement of the cladding. The government’s Building Safety Fund will only cover a fraction of the work needed, but the managing agents, FirstPort, are yet to sign the funding contract.

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