£38m invested to improve the safety of our buildings for customers

We’ve invested £38m to improve the safety of our buildings in the past five years.
Building Safety
We’ve invested £38m to improve the safety of our buildings
Our fire safety programme, which began in 2019, has been focused on replacing cladding where required and ensuring that our buildings comply with new government safety regulations.

We started by carrying out 770 inspections of our buildings, to understand which of our buildings required works.

Working with a range of consultants and fire safety engineers, we were able to confirm that most of our buildings that we inspected did not need any safety works.

However, we identified 65 buildings which needed fire safety work. These works are under way, and our programme is on track and is due to be completed in 2026.

Michael Reece, Chief Property Officer at A2Dominion, said: “The safety of our customers is always our top priority. To date, we’ve invested £38m in our fire safety programme and utilised the government’s Building Safety Fund, with a specialist team in place to drive this forward.

“As well as fixing cladding issues, we’ve undertaken a range of other fire safety works too, such as ensuring fire doors are compliant with regulations and we’ve introduced measures to prevent the spread of fires between flats.

“Throughout this work, we’ve been communicating with our customers to provide information on the works required at their building and the support available during this time.”

“We’ve been spending more on our existing buildings outside of our fire safety programme too, to make improvements and ensure they are as safe as they can be.

We’ve also improved how we communicate with customers by having dedicated Resident Liaison Officers who share regular updates on the progress of building work.

Our progress in numbers

  • We’ve carried out in-depth inspections of 319 buildings
  • We identified 65 buildings that needed fire safety work
  • Fire safety works at 7 buildings are due to be completed in 2024
  • We have invested £38m in the programme and received £7m in government funding so far
  • We are on track to fully complete the programme by 2026.