The Grenfell Public Inquiry has received over 267,000 documents
and it is anticipated that this could rise to 300,000.
A second procedural hearing will be held on 21 and 22 March 2018
at Holborn Bars and Witness packs have begun to be disclosed to
relevant Core Participants and the preparation for the first phase
of disclosure is well underway. This material will include the
- Background material (e.g. floor plans of the tower);
- Emergency services material;
- Witness statements;
- Flame spread material (e.g. photos and videos);
- Material relevant to the cause and origin of the fire.
The second procedural hearing to be held on 21 and 22 March 2018
and will review the progress of the first phase of the Inquiry and
finalise the timeframe for the evidential hearings.
The Inquiry has instructed a number of experts to provide reports
andintends to disclose the expert reports relevant to the first
phase of evidential hearings to CPs by 30 March 2018. These
- Prof. Niamh Nic Daeid, as to the cause and spread of the fire
in the flat of origin and the spread of fire within and out of that
- Prof. Luke Bisby, as to the ignition of the façade materials
(including the cladding and insulation) and the fire spread over
the building's external façade;
- Dr. Barbara Lane, as to the active and passive fire protection
measures within the building and preliminary conclusions on the
extent to which they failed to control the spread of fire and smoke
and contributed to the speed at which the fire spread;
- Prof. Jose Torero, as to fire spread throughout the
- Colin Todd, as to the different statutory and regulatory
requirements in force over the lifetime of Grenfell Tower.
The intention will be to enable CPs to have at least six weeks
to consider the experts' reports before the start of oral hearings.
More Information is available on the Inquiry website.