US News Work starts to cover charred remains of Grenfell Tower four months after blaze

13:30  13 october  2017
13:30  13 october  2017 Source:   Press Association

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The remains of Grenfell Tower , a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire. Emergency services work on the middle floors of the charred remnains of the Grenfell Tower block. photo galleryDramatic pictures: Inferno at Grenfell Tower . Dramatic pictures of the massive blaze at

Photo. The charred remains of Grenfell Tower in London. The Grenfell blaze began on the fourth floor of the tower and raced up the building. “Then, towards the end of 2018, I think we could start to bring it down, if that is what the community wants,” he said.

Grenfell Tower (Rick Findler/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Grenfell Tower (Rick Findler/PA)

Work has begun to cover the ruin of Grenfell Tower, nearly four months since a fire inflicted the most costly tragedy in recent British history.

Scaffolding has been put up alongside the residential block so that white sheeting can be put in place, floor-by-floor, to shield it from public view.

Remnants of the cladding system widely suspected of fuelling the June 14 inferno will also be stripped back and taken away for examination by investigators, authorities say.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) said the work was expected to be completed in the first few months of 2018.

Around 80 people died and hundreds were left homeless in the disaster, which triggered the launch of a public inquiry and an enormous criminal investigation.

Video: Grenfell fire began in fridge-freezer (Sky News)

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Tributes to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, left near the burned remains of the building Getty Images. The charred shell of Grenfell Tower will be covered The block will be coated in a protective wrap from mid-August after a fire of unprecedented scale gutted the 24-storey high-rise in June.

The charred remains of the building after the fire. ^ " Work to start on covering Grenfell Tower ".

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Since the night of the fire, the building’s blackened husk has been a troubling presence on the west London skyline.

Mental health professionals voiced concern that the sight of the tower was worsening symptoms of trauma for those living nearby.

Last month, Dr Alastair Bailey, the clinical psychological lead at the NHS Grenfell trauma service, said: “The fact that the tower is still there and is very high and visible from a number of different places, it can act as a trigger for a lot of people.

“So we know lots of people are avoiding the area, some people who are not avoiding the area are actively avoiding looking at the tower nearby.”

It is expected white protective wrapping will start appearing around the scaffolding from Saturday, a spokesman for RBKC said.

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THE charred remains of the Grenfell Tower could be torn down as early as the end of next year. Steps to pull down the burnt-out building, which was the scene of a horrific blaze that claimed the lives of 80 people, are set to begin as early as next month , it has been revealed.

Four weeks after the tragedy, specialists are going through every flat and checking 15 tons of debris on each floor. Grenfell Tower was devastated by blaze (Image: Getty Images Europe). Floor numbers have been painted in yellow on the charred walls to guide them up the 24-storey shell of a

The scaffold structure is already in place up to the 18th floor on the building’s east face and at the fifth floor on the other three sides.

Grenfell Tower is earmarked for demolition towards the end of next year, but police are still picking through the remains in search of evidence.

Meanwhile, a hoist is being assembled on the east side of the roof, allowing material to be extracted from the upper floors.

Recovery workers are also removing bags of the debris which rained down from the 24-storey structure and piled up at its base.

Lorries have been drafted in to help remove the loose wreckage, which will be taken to a secure depot and stored in metal containers, the Grenfell Response Team said.

Slideshow: Dramatic pictures of the Grenfell Tower blaze in London (Reuters)

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