NI industry expert welcomes additional £1.2 million to the Cladding Safety Fund

Anamore welcomes the news that NI is to receive an additional £1.2m to the Cladding Safety Fund – Northern Ireland is now moving in the right direction to ensure the region does not experience the harrowing high-rise fires that have happened in other countries.

James McCallan, co-founder of Anamore said:

“The tragic events in London, Milan and more recently Valenica act as stark reminders that fire compliance in construction should be a priority for governments around the world. The use of unsafe, flammable cladding and insulation is becoming a phenomenon with tragic events unfolding in different countries across Europe.

“There are currently around 280 buildings in Northern Ireland classed as ‘high-rise residential’ properties and have the potential to be at risk. The additional funding will enable more property owners to avail of the financial support to fix non-compliant buildings.”

Additional funding has been allocated to public expenditure in Northern Ireland for the 2023-24 financial year. The Department for Communities will see another £1.2 million dedicated to the Cladding Safety Scheme in Northern Ireland which is in addition to the original £33m funding previously allocated.

James continued: “There is still more to be done to help support the wider construction sector but with local politicians in agreement that specific NI legislation reflecting the Building Safety Act is needed to protect people it’s a positive first step.

“With the Executive back and funding opportunities moving, it’s now up to the owners and property managers to apply for the support and ensure that they protect those who reside in their buildings.”


We’re always on the lookout for ambitious, dedicated new members of the Anamore team.

Any questions?