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Grenfell Inquiry receives over 267,000 documents 15/02/2018 Labelled as Consultation, Regulation

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 following categories:


  • 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 are:


  • 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 compartment;


  • 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 building;


  • 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.

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