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Kingston Council statement on RAAC


Kingston Council is continuing its work to establish whether reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC)  is likely to be present in any of its buildings.

The safety of everyone who uses our buildings is paramount and we are taking a systematic and precautionary approach. 

We have reviewed our building stock in terms of the decade and method of construction, and identified those built during the decades of concern.  

As part of this precautionary approach, the council has instructed surveys on 15 Community and Foundation schools.  The surveys are currently underway and are expected to be completed by the end of September. So far no buildings have been found to contain RAAC. 

For the borough’s Faith Schools and Academies, where the council is not directly responsible for the maintenance of buildings, we are continuing to offer support and work with them to ensure all necessary checks are carried out. 

We are also conducting thorough checks on our housing stock and corporate buildings and this includes carrying out precautionary surveys as necessary. We expect this work to be completed by the end of October. 

If we receive any information that suggests we need to act to keep people safe, we will do so immediately and we will keep residents and service users informed. 

If you require any further advice please contact  

Published: 20th September 2023