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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast

BBC Radio

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143
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Every week the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, we analyse and explain the evidence heard.

Latest Episodes

119 The Fire Safety Consultants: Exova

This week Cate Cooney, a former employee of the fire safety consultancy Exova gave her evidence, before the inquiry was suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The fire safety strategy for the existing building was written by a consultant who never visited the site. It decided that a number of features which didn’t meet current building regulations were ‘satisfactory’. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

22 MINMAR 17
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119 The Fire Safety Consultants: Exova

118 The Architects Studio E: Week 2

This week the architects Studio E gave more evidence. The Inquiry heard how the materials used in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower were chosen and how some of the design features were selected. Witnesses said the initial selection of the combustible cladding was based on appearance and price, and blamed what they called misleading marketing material for their choice of insulation. Presenter / Producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

44 MINMAR 14
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118 The Architects Studio E: Week 2

117 The Architects: Studio E

The architectural company which designed the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower started their evidence this week. The Inquiry heard how none of the initial team working on the project had any experience in cladding high rise residential buildings, and that the lead architect was not familiar with specific regulations for high rise buildings. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

38 MINMAR 7
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117 The Architects: Studio E

116 Self-incrimination and Building Regulations Explained

A legal discussion about whether to offer blanket protection from self-incrimination put the Inquiry on hold this week. We look into what this really means, and explain how building regulations work in England. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

30 MINFEB 8
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116 Self-incrimination and Building Regulations Explained

115 Phase 2 Opening Statements

The opening statements of Phase 2 of the inquiry Phase 2 of the inquiry started by looking at the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower. The lead counsel to the inquiry said the majority of organisations involved in the redevelopment were indulging in a merry-go-round of buck-passing. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

43 MINFEB 1
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115 Phase 2 Opening Statements

114 Phase 2 Preview

Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry starts on Monday 27th January 2020. It will investigate how the tower was covered in combustible materials during a refurbishment, breaching building regulations. Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

5 MINJAN 24
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114 Phase 2 Preview

113 Phase 1 Report: The Incident Commanders

The last podcast analysing the Phase 1 report. In this episode we look in detail at the ‘systemic failings’ Sir Martin Moore-Bick found in the fire brigade’s response. Including in their training, equipment, and their failure to consider a full or partial evacuation of the tower. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

38 MIN2019 NOV 5
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113 Phase 1 Report: The Incident Commanders

112 Phase 1 Report: Flat 142

The report says there was a fundamental failure of command and control when it came to the firefighters at Grenfell. In this episode we look at how the story of flat 142 illustrates this. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

24 MIN2019 NOV 2
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112 Phase 1 Report: Flat 142

111 Phase 1 Report: The Building

The report into Phase 1 of the Inquiry found that the tower did not comply with building regulations. In this episode we take a closer look at what happened to the building during the fire and the conclusions and recommendations made by the chair, Sir Martin Moore-Bick. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

28 MIN2019 NOV 1
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111 Phase 1 Report: The Building

110 Phase 1 Report: The Headlines

The report into Phase 1 of the inquiry was released today. It found that the tower breached building regulations. It was critical of the London Fire Brigade’s response, arguing that more people would have survived if they had evacuated the tower by 1.50 in the morning. In this episode we look at the main conclusions and recommendations made by the inquiry. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

36 MIN2019 OCT 31
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110 Phase 1 Report: The Headlines

Latest Episodes

119 The Fire Safety Consultants: Exova

This week Cate Cooney, a former employee of the fire safety consultancy Exova gave her evidence, before the inquiry was suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The fire safety strategy for the existing building was written by a consultant who never visited the site. It decided that a number of features which didn’t meet current building regulations were ‘satisfactory’. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

22 MINMAR 17
Comments
119 The Fire Safety Consultants: Exova

118 The Architects Studio E: Week 2

This week the architects Studio E gave more evidence. The Inquiry heard how the materials used in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower were chosen and how some of the design features were selected. Witnesses said the initial selection of the combustible cladding was based on appearance and price, and blamed what they called misleading marketing material for their choice of insulation. Presenter / Producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

44 MINMAR 14
Comments
118 The Architects Studio E: Week 2

117 The Architects: Studio E

The architectural company which designed the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower started their evidence this week. The Inquiry heard how none of the initial team working on the project had any experience in cladding high rise residential buildings, and that the lead architect was not familiar with specific regulations for high rise buildings. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

38 MINMAR 7
Comments
117 The Architects: Studio E

116 Self-incrimination and Building Regulations Explained

A legal discussion about whether to offer blanket protection from self-incrimination put the Inquiry on hold this week. We look into what this really means, and explain how building regulations work in England. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

30 MINFEB 8
Comments
116 Self-incrimination and Building Regulations Explained

115 Phase 2 Opening Statements

The opening statements of Phase 2 of the inquiry Phase 2 of the inquiry started by looking at the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower. The lead counsel to the inquiry said the majority of organisations involved in the redevelopment were indulging in a merry-go-round of buck-passing. Presenter / producer : Kate Lamble Producer: Luke Radcliff Researcher: May Cameron Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

43 MINFEB 1
Comments
115 Phase 2 Opening Statements

114 Phase 2 Preview

Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry starts on Monday 27th January 2020. It will investigate how the tower was covered in combustible materials during a refurbishment, breaching building regulations. Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

5 MINJAN 24
Comments
114 Phase 2 Preview

113 Phase 1 Report: The Incident Commanders

The last podcast analysing the Phase 1 report. In this episode we look in detail at the ‘systemic failings’ Sir Martin Moore-Bick found in the fire brigade’s response. Including in their training, equipment, and their failure to consider a full or partial evacuation of the tower. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

38 MIN2019 NOV 5
Comments
113 Phase 1 Report: The Incident Commanders

112 Phase 1 Report: Flat 142

The report says there was a fundamental failure of command and control when it came to the firefighters at Grenfell. In this episode we look at how the story of flat 142 illustrates this. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

24 MIN2019 NOV 2
Comments
112 Phase 1 Report: Flat 142

111 Phase 1 Report: The Building

The report into Phase 1 of the Inquiry found that the tower did not comply with building regulations. In this episode we take a closer look at what happened to the building during the fire and the conclusions and recommendations made by the chair, Sir Martin Moore-Bick. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

28 MIN2019 NOV 1
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111 Phase 1 Report: The Building

110 Phase 1 Report: The Headlines

The report into Phase 1 of the inquiry was released today. It found that the tower breached building regulations. It was critical of the London Fire Brigade’s response, arguing that more people would have survived if they had evacuated the tower by 1.50 in the morning. In this episode we look at the main conclusions and recommendations made by the inquiry. Producer Kate Lamble Researcher Tom Wright Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk

36 MIN2019 OCT 31
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110 Phase 1 Report: The Headlines
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