The STA received a letter from Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs on 26 July in relation to the tragic events at Grenfell Tower. The letter is asking if we can assist their seeking to establish if the same cladding material cited as being on the Grenfell Tower has been used in the construction of any hotels or other hospitality accommodation.
In particular, the Scottish Government is asking whether any panels used in new build or refurbishment are made of a particular type of cladding made with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM). (Further detail about ACM is provided here).
Specifically, the Scottish Government have requested that:
1. Businesses respond by 5pm on Wednesday 2 August to confirm whether ACM has been used in cladding systems used on accommodation over 18 metres or 4 or more storeys in height (completing the template here)
2. Business respond by 5pm on Wednesday 16 August to confirm whether ACM has been used in cladding systems used on accommodation (ie of any height). If any ACM has been used in such buildings, please complete the template here
Completed returns and any requests for clarification should be addressed to Lynne.Veitch@gov.scot