Aluminium Composite Material cladding in Edinburgh: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested


You asked:

1. How many cases of ACM cladding have been found to have been used after the Grenfell Tower disaster on 14th June 2017, in Edinburgh?

2. In found cases, how many properties were commercial and how many residential?

3. How many outstanding issues regarding ACM cladding being used in Edinburgh buildings, are you dealing with?

4. Have there been any incidents of fire hazards/ reported fire safety issues in buildings with ACM cladding in Edinburgh since 14th of June 2017?




The answer to your question is:

1. After the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017, information was provided to and is held by the Scottish Government relating to domestic and non-domestic high-rise buildings above 18 metres where people would sleep. This also includes all local authority school buildings, higher and further education facilities, NHS estate, prisons and the Scottish Government estate. Two buildings within the City of Edinburgh local authority area were identified as having ACM cladding.

2. The two buildings were classified as non-domestic.

3. The Scottish Government is not dealing with any outstanding issues regarding ACM on these buildings.

4. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) at who may be able to help you. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.


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