Chain of companies linked to Grenfell Tower

KCTMO

Managed social housing in Kensington & Chelsea since 1996

 

Not-for-profit company.

 

Chief executive: Robert Black

Artelia UK

Max Fordham

Project managers for Grenfell Tower refurbishment

 

Cites Grenfell Tower as a case study.

 

Specialises in cost management

Building services engineers hired by KCTMO

 

Advised temporary removal of ‘fire stopping’ was an option.

 

Did not return requests for comment

Studio E

Rydon

Architect overseeing the refurbishment

 

Website does not appear to be working.

 

‘Deeply shocked and distressed’

Won £8.6m contract to refurbish Grenfell Tower from KCTMO

 

Made a profit of £14.3m last year, on turnover of £271m.

 

Sub-contracted multiple other firms to work on the project

Harley Curtain

Wall/Facades

Witt UK/PSB

UK arm of German ventilation firm Witt & Sohn

 

Has removed references to Grenfell Tower from website.

 

Makes ventilation systems that extract smoke in a fire

Won £2.6m contract from Rydon to install cladding

 

Has provided cladding for other London tower blocks.

 

Part of company went bust after Grenfell work

JS Wright & Sons

Celotex

Birmingham-based mechanical engineers

 

Was contracted by Witt UK to work on ventilation systems.

 

Made a £3m profit last year

Provided RS5000 insulation for Grenfell Tower cladding

 

Insulation has high fire safety rating but can still burn.

 

Owned by French firm Saint-Gobain

Arconic

Manufactured Reynobond PE used in cladding

 

Makes a more fire-resistant type, Reynobond FR.

 

Reynobond is made in Eastman, Georgia, USA

Artelia UK

Max Fordham

KCTMO

Project managers for Grenfell Tower refurbishment

 

Cites Grenfell Tower as a case study.

 

Specialises in cost management

Building services engineers hired by KCTMO

 

Advised temporary removal of ‘fire stopping’ was an option.

 

Did not return requests for comment

Managed social housing in Kensington & Chelsea since 1996

 

Not-for-profit company.

 

Chief executive: Robert Black

Studio E

Rydon

Harley Curtain

Wall/Facades

Architect overseeing the refurbishment

 

Website does not appear to be working.

 

 

‘Deeply shocked and distressed’

Won £8.6m contract to refurbish Grenfell Tower from KCTMO

 

Made a profit of £14.3m last year, on turnover of £271m.

 

Sub-contracted multiple other firms to work on the project

Won £2.6m contract from Rydon to install cladding

 

Has provided cladding for other London tower blocks.

 

Part of company went bust after Grenfell work

Witt UK/PSB

Celotex

UK arm of German ventilation firm Witt & Sohn

 

Has removed references to Grenfell Tower from website.

 

Makes ventilation systems that extract smoke in a fire

Provided RS5000 insulation for Grenfell Tower cladding

 

Insulation has high fire safety rating but can still burn.

 

Owned by French firm Saint-Gobain

JS Wright & Sons

Arconic

Birmingham-based mechanical engineers

 

Was contracted by Witt UK to work on ventilation systems.

 

Made a £3m profit last year

Designed Reynobond PE used in cladding

 

Makes a more fire-resistant type, Reynobond FR.

 

Reynobond is made in Eastman, Georgia, USA