Report appears to have been carried out without experts realising new cladding was being planned

A fire safety strategy drawn up by experts for Grenfell tower did not account for the installation of combustible cladding and concluded the refurbishment of the 24-storey block would not make it more susceptible to external fire spread, it has emerged.

The fire safety consultants Exova Warringtonfire told the architects in 2013 that “the proposed changes will have no adverse effect on the building in relation to external fire spread but this will be confirmed by an analysis in a future issue of this report”.

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