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FOI release

FOI – 000058: NHS properties' cladding & cavities (HTML)

Published on 19 April 2022

**Date received – 20 March 2022: Date responded – 19 April 2022 **

Request

Please can you provide me with the following information?

  1. How many properties / buildings owned or leased by the NHS Board have cladding that requires to be checked, or is currently being checked, to ensure it is safe following the Grenfell inquiry? Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

  2. How many properties / buildings owned or leased by the NHS Board have cladding on them which contain Arconic's version of ACM, Celotex RS5000 insulation, and Kingspan's Kooltherm K15. Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

  3. How many properties / buildings owned or leased by the NHS Board currently have work going on in them to ensure there is appropriate fire retardant materials in wall cavities (internal and external) Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

  4. How many properties owned or leased by the NHS Board have been identified as not having the required fire retardant protection in wall cavities? What processes are in place to ensure these buildings can operate safely. Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

  5. Please can you provide the name of the main contractor / builder of any facilities that have been identified in this FOI.

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 20 March 2022.

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

  1. How many properties / buildings owned or leased by the NHS Board have cladding that requires to be checked, or is currently being checked, to ensure it is safe following the Grenfell inquiry? Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

No National Services Scotland (NSS) properties have the cladding specification in place that requires further checks. NSS have completed an investigation into their properties building fabric structure following Grenfell to ensure we do not have the cladding specification containing Arconic's version of ACM, Celotex RS5000 insulation, and Kingspan's Kooltherm K15.

  1. How many properties / buildings owned or leased by the NHS Board have cladding on them that contain Arconic's version of ACM, Celotex RS5000 insulation, and Kingspan's Kooltherm K15. Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

No NSS properties have the cladding specification in place that requires further checks. NSS have completed an investigation into their properties building fabric structure following Grenfell to ensure we do not have the cladding specification containing Arconic's version of ACM, Celotex RS5000 insulation, and Kingspan's Kooltherm K15.

  1. How many properties / buildings owned or leased by the NHS Board currently have work going on in them to ensure there is appropriate fire retardant materials in wall cavities (internal and external) Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

None. NSS have completed an investigation into their properties building fabric structure following Grenfell to ensure we do not have the cladding specification containing Arconic's version of ACM, Celotex RS5000 insulation, and Kingspan's Kooltherm K15.

  1. How many properties owned or leased by the NHS Board have been identified as not having the required fire retardant protection in wall cavities? What processes are in place to ensure these buildings can operate safely. Please can you list what the building is used for and its name?

None. NSS have completed an investigation into their properties building fabric structure following Grenfell to ensure we do not have the cladding specification containing Arconic's version of ACM, Celotex RS5000 insulation, and Kingspan's Kooltherm K15.

  1. Please can you provide the name of the main contractor / builder of any facilities that have been identified in this FOI.

N/A as per Questions 3 and 4

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

IIf you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request, you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request. Please get in touch with us using the below contact details within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence:

NHS National Services Scotland
Headquarters
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1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

Email: nss.foi@nhs.scot

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