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Published 2020 11

Helping Our Clients Build a Safer Future

The Draft Building Safety Bill

The draft Building Safety Bill is the Government’s legislative response to the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. Published in July 2020, the Bill represents a wholesale reform of the regulatory system for building control and safety in England. The Bill is founded on the recommendations of the ‘Building a Safer Future Report’, by Dame Judith Hackitt.

Once finalised, it is expected the Bill will place new requirements on designers, owners, developers, contractors and landlords with a focus on “higher risk buildings”. We expect these to initially include accommodation buildings over 18m in height, with other buildings such as low-rise housing, shared accommodation, care homes and hotels to follow.

To help you understand the potential impact of the Bill on your business, we have outlined the key issues in a summary document available to download - here.

How can we help you? 

Progressive organisations are putting plans in place right now, to meet the upcoming reform head on.

Based on our extensive experience across the accommodation and care sectors, we are well placed to help you meet these new obligations in the most effective and efficient way possible. We have an experienced architectural team specialising in BIM and information management and are currently supporting clients across the North to develop their internal processes and systems to meet legislative requirements.

To find out more and discover how we can help you on your journey to a safer future, get in touch.

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