25 Auckland buildings have same cladding core as Grenfell Tower

Twenty-five buildings in Auckland have the exterior aluminium composite claddings the same as London's Grenfell Tower.

Auckland Council stressed the buildings were not necessarily dangerous due to extra methods of fire protection.

"We haven't identified any building that would be considered dangerous due to ACP cladding. It's important to remember that Auckland Council takes building safety very seriously and will not allow buildings to remain unsafe to the public," said Ian McCormick, Auckland Council's general manager building consents.

Waitakere Stadium, some Auckland Hospital buildings, Spark's headquarters on Victoria St and the University of Auckland Owen Glenn Building have appeared on the list.

Seventy-two people were killed when a fire broke out in the Grenfell Tower on June 14, 2017. The building's exterior cladding was blamed for the fire being so ferocious.

In a statement Auckland Council said the over 300 commercial and residential buildings were reviewed and 116 were found to have aluminium composite panels (ACP).

Of those 116 buildings 25 were found to use ACP with polyethylene, the same kind as Grenfell Tower.

Here are the 25 buildings identified:

  • Various Auckland Hospital buildings, Park Rd
  • Henderson Civic Centre administration building, Henderson Valley Rd
  • Oceania and Eastern Building, Customs St West
  • Viaduct Point Apartments, Customs St West
  • Shoal Haven Apartments, Anzac St
  • Spark Centre, Victoria St West
  • PWC building, Quay St
  • TVNZ building, Victoria St West
  • University of Auckland Owen G Glenn building, Grafton Rd
  • Quest Apartment Hotel, Hobson St
  • Dynasty Garden Apartments, Vincent St
  • 14-18 Lovell Court, Rosedale
  • AUT Millennium, Antares Pl
  • Queens Lodge, Broadway
  • 2 Gillies Ave
  • 212 Universal Dr
  • 2-38 Great North Rd
  • Kiwi on Queen, Queen St
  • H47 Apartments, Hobson St
  • 60 Stanley St
  • 64 Apollo Dr
  • City Garden Apartments, Albert St
  • Waitakere Stadium, Central Park Dr
  • Nautilus, Tamariki Ave
  • Spencer on Byron, Byron Ave


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