Seventy-two people died when the blaze broke out in the 24-storey block of flat on Latimer Road, North Kensington, West London, just before 01:00 BST on 14 June 2017 exactly two years ago. Why Grenfell Tower burned as regulators put
A mosaic memorial, garden and a silent walk are part of the remembrance dedicated to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The public enquiry has pointed to weak safety regulations, outdated fire advice, and a cost-cutting refurbishment of 433 buildings across the UK believed to be covered with similar cladding, only a quarter have undergone remedial work. Building safety experts have warned the use of flammable substances in construction extends far beyond these buildings, but government has only started implementing plans for new nationwide and safety management.
Soil and housing around Grenfell have suffered “ significant” environmental contamination according to a study by academics from the University of Central Lancashire. Ministers have appointed building consultancy Aecom to do further testing, but he process has been very slow.
In the absence of public accountability for want went wrong, a rancorous debate has sprung up around whether the bereaved relatives or the surviving residents should have a say on appropriate memorial for the gutted tower.