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London inferno: Refurbishment of Grenfell Tower 'met regulations', company says

By David Wilcock, Press Association

The construction firm which refurbished Grenfell Tower in London said its work "met all required building control, fire regulation, and health and safety standards"

Six people have died and 20 are critically ill in hospital after a blaze ripped through the apartment block in the early hours of Tuesday mornong.

Rydon carried out an £8.6 million project, completed in May 2016, to modernise the outside of the building, which saw new cladding and windows installed.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Sussex-based firm said it was shocked by the "devastating" blaze, adding: "Rydon completed a refurbishment of the building in the summer of 2016 for KCTMO (Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation) on behalf of the council, which met all required building control, fire regulation, and health and safety standards.

"We will co-operate with the relevant authorities and emergency services and fully support their inquiries into the causes of this fire at the appropriate time," the statement concluded.

 

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