Local MP, Maria Miller, has cautiously welcomed news that Crown Heights developer Barrett will now take responsibility for undertaking fire safety works at Crown Heights. The works had already been allocated funding from the Government’s Building Safety Fund, part of £3.5 billion in grant funding to remove unsafe cladding. However, progress had halted because the owners of the building had not given their permission for the works to proceed.
Maria said, “Crown Heights residents have been under untold pressure, as a result of the uncertainty around when fire safety works would be complete in their building. Whilst the Government had allocated funding for the works, it had not been possible to start because of a lack of agreement from the building owners. The original developers Barratt have now committed to carry out any necessary remediation works without recourse to Government funding or charges to leaseholders. I am urgently seeking a meeting with Barratts to ensure residents are kept fully informed at every stage.”