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Bristol tower has cladding similar to Grenfell

A tower in Bristol's Cabot Circus has cladding in the same category as the cladding that was on Grenfell Tower. Photo: ITV News

A tower in Bristol's Cabot Circus has cladding in the same category as the cladding that was on Grenfell Tower.

The Eclipse Tower, which is a privately owned building, uses Aluminium Composite Material (ASM). It also has a polyethlene element to its exterior.

This is the same combination as the Grenfell Tower in West London.

Hammerson acting on behalf of the landlord, together with Eclipse property manager, Savills, is working with DCLG to implement a safe and efficient solution for the building following additional testing results.

Inspections of existing fire safety systems by independent third party experts have confirmed that the correct safety systems and standards are in place.

We have also implemented a series of additional risk management measures including regular patrols and dedicated fire watch CCTV cameras. The additional mitigation measures we have taken mean that the building is considered low risk by the relevant authorities.

In line with guidance from DCLG, professional advice has been sought on remedial action and we await the outcome of this report.

The safety of residents is our number one concern and we continue to keep all occupants updated on next steps.

– Hammerson spokesperson (on behalf of the landlord)