Norfolk County Council offers message of support to victims and survivors of London’s Grenfell Tower fire

Norfolk County Council officials have sent messages of support to the victims and survivors of the G

Norfolk County Council officials have sent messages of support to the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Photo: Steve Adams

Norfolk County Council officials have sent their condolences to the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Members of the authority's business and property committee, who met today, gave messages of support while discussing fire safety precautions throughout its buildings.

The committee heard how two of its leasehold buildings and one its freehold buildings had aluminium cladding.

Simon Hughes, the council's head of property, said staff from the authority were talking with the landlords of the two leasehold structures.

He said: 'We give our sympathy to those affected by the tragedy.'


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Mr Hughes added the new steel cladding on County Hall had the highest performing safety rating in terms of fire protection.

A sprinkler system is in place throughout the building as is a specially-designed emergency stairwell. Staff are also trained in fire safety.

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