Nottingham’s Council House will join other landmarks around the country to be illuminated green in memory of those who died at Grenfell Tower a year ago.
From dusk this evening, the Council House will be lit in green to commemorate the 72 deaths caused by the blaze in west London on June 14 2017. Other landmarks including 10 Downing Street and Grenfell Tower itself will also be lit green to mark the anniversary.
None of the residential high rise blocks in Nottingham that are owned by Nottingham City Council and managed by Nottingham City Homes have the same cladding as that on the Grenfell Tower.
Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are delivering an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in their 13 high rise blocks. The works, which have now started, include:
• Fire sprinkler installation in each flat, and in all communal areas
• Intercom upgrade/installation
• Tannoy system upgrade/installation.
Nottingham City Homes carries out annual comprehensive reviews of fire safety in conjunction with Notts Fire and Rescue Service, and in consultation with residents.
Nottingham City Council continues to pursue the Government to cover the costs of the works, as it promised to do shortly after the Grenfell tragedy.