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Ref: FOI/21118

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 29th October 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

the number of buildings in Birmingham (domestic and commercial) which are 18m or over.

Reply

618 residential and Student accommodation. We have not got the numbers to hand of purely commercial.

Request

how many of these buildings carry out annual servicing of smoke alarms, and report back to you

Reply

None it is not a requirement of any legislation to report back to us outside of an audit.

Request

how many of these buildings carry out 6 monthly servicing of sprinkler systems and report back to you.

Reply

None it is not a requirement of any legislation to report back to us outside of an audit.

Request

how many buildings of these buildings need cladding/insulation upgrades.

Reply

remediation due to inappropriate cladding or insulation is approximately 60 buildings.

Request

how many buildings haven’t started upgrading

Reply

This information is exempt under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as we do not hold this information.

Request

how many buildings are in the process of upgrading or are completed

Reply

All buildings (60) are in the process bearing in mind that process starts at planning the remediation and concludes when the cladding is removed, approximately 100 buildings have already carried out remediation of some form and have removed flammable cladding or insulation.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

 

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