Impact receive a statement from the UoN regarding cladding in student accommodations.
Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower and the discovery of potentially dangerous cladding on three Nottingham Trent University buildings, which resulted in the relocation of 35 students, some students of UoN have been concerned about the University’s student accommodations.
Impact have gotten in touch with the UoN and have received this following statement:
“Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower and in accordance with Department for Communities and Local Government guidance, the University has reviewed our estate to identify the use of Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM) panels. We can confirm that we do not have any tall residential buildings with these panels and as such we do not consider any of our residential buildings to present a fire risk. All of our residences are regularly assessed and monitored to ensure both the fire prevention provision and operational procedures adhere to best practice. We will, of course, continue to review the situation and comply with all guidance issued.”
“the University has reviewed our estate to identify the use of Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM) panels.”
Poppy Howe, a first-year Aerospace Engineering student, told Impact: “This is reassuring news. Nottingham Trent University isn’t too far from us; therefore, it is good that a statement has been released regarding this.”
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On the contrary whilst university run halls may not have cladding some third party halls do.
Nottingham Two (previously Nottingham 1, previously Opal 1) confirmed to residents in an email that not only does it have cladding but also that the cladding has failed testing and they have no plans to remove it at this time. (Can forward email if you’re interested.)