Laura Sharman 20 January 2020

Manchester becomes 'early adopter' of Hackitt Review

Manchester City Council has joined three other councils to become an ‘early adopter’ of the recommendations made in the Hackitt Review.

The council – alongside Birmingham City Council, Wandsworth Borough Council and Camden Borough Council – will drive forward the recommendations to improve building and tenant safety.

The local authorities will also implement changes to ensure building safety is considered upfront and play an active role in the development of building safety policy.

Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: ‘I hope that by being part of the conversation with Government on Hackitt we can continue to influence action at a national level so that these blocks are remediated as quickly and fairly as possible.

‘What’s clear is that there is a lack of consistency within the industry about materials and building standards that is unacceptable, and we hope by being an early adopter to the Hackitt review we can help shape future development to ensure safety standards are central to the process.’

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