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Wolverhampton students moved from halls due to cladding concerns

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Students in Wolverhampton are being moved out of two blocks of flats due to fire safety concerns, with Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, Emma Reynolds, saying that a type of aluminium composite material was used on the buildings that could potentially be flammable.

She added that she is calling for a full investigation into the matter.

The flat blocks are owned and managed by private accommodation provider Liberty Living, who also provides accommodation in several other cities across the UK including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

A spokesperson for the company stated: “As a precaution, we are moving students from blocks B and C to nearby accommodation. Remedial work will begin on the properties as soon as practicable. We will keep everyone fully informed of developments."

This comes amidst a number of concerns over cladding after the recent disaster at Grenfell, with several other universities such as Edinburgh and Derby discovering flammable cladding had been used in their halls buildings. The checks put in place have also highlighted a number of local councils and NHS Trust sites throughout the UK at risk due to the material.

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