The government is to consult with residents, survivor families and the bereaved about “carefully taking down” Grenfell Tower.
The announcement from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) that it was considering such a move came after advice from engineering experts about the tower’s condition.
MHCLG said it would offer a mix of online presentations, personal meetings, and one-to-one discussions about the proposals with concerned parties.
It said there would be no change to the tower before the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster which killed 72 people, which falls in June 2022. “It will be at least a year before we begin to implement any decision while the current safety works are ongoing,” it added.
A range of experts have been advising the government on the condition of the tower including an independent surveyor, structural engineer Atkins, and principal designer Derisk. MHCLG said it has also commissioned an independent peer review of the engineering advice, which will be published alongside other information that will inform a decision on the tower.
Presentations on the proposals are expected to start next week (17 May), running until the end of June.