Flammable Cladding in response to the Grenfell tower tragedy: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

A list of government buildings where flammable cladding has been used in the construction of this building. This would include any materials which were temporarily banned by the Scottish Government In 2018 in response to the Grenfell tower tragedy.


All commercial office buildings under the ownership of Scottish Ministers have been surveyed and we can confirm they do not contain any non-compliant EPS style (expanded polystyrene) insulation panels.

Scottish Ministers occupy part of 5 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow under terms of an inter-governmental property sharing agreement (MOTO) with Scottish Enterprise, the leaseholder of the building. The landlord of this building has informed us that the external cladding system does contain EPS style insulation in a small proportion of the external cladding and plant room roof. At the time of construction this type of insulation was compliant. The landlord has investigated the potential to replace these isolated areas of insulation however has decided to wait until the lease termination in 2024 before undertaking any works. Fire risk assessments have been undertaken to confirm the building is safe for staff occupation.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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