Lendlease to Pay Out More Than £5m to Replace Flammable CladdingMon 4 Mar 2019
Council chiefs and ministers persuaded contactors and freeholder, Pemberstone, to spare residents a £3m cladding bill on two Manchester blocks. It took a year’s campaigning by leaseholders, even involving TV presenter George Clarke, casting fresh doubts on how much has changed after the Grenfell disaster.
George Clarke (@MrGeorgeClarke) tweeted at 1:18 pm on Fri, Mar 01, 2019:
We did it! This is AMAZING news for @GqrMcr residents and gives hope to so many other residents across the country facing the threat of frightening combustible cladding…
Lendlease was the original developer of the two residential blocks in 2013 but sold the freehold of the building to property investor Pemberstone in 2015. Residents have repeatedly urged Lendlease to help with the costs of the remediation bill. They issued a statement:
“The process, which has involved multiple companies, has taken longer than anyone would have liked, and we regret how unsettling it has been for residents. We did not design, build or currently own the Vallea Court and Cypress Place buildings within the Green Quarter development and have worked with and through others to reach this outcome.”
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