07/09/2023 - Permalink

Shropshire Council working to identify if RAAC is present in council buildings

Related topics: Assets and estates / Children's services

Shropshire Council’s property and development team is carrying out a data gathering exercise to help identify if RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) is present in any of the buildings that Shropshire Council is responsible for.

A large part of this exercise has focused on council-maintained schools. However, a prior assessment of other buildings was previously initiated and this now requires further analysis and the gathering of further essential data.

Once officers have this information they will then carry out a desktop assessment in the first instance to remove properties from the scope of this exercise.

The buildings considered ‘in scope’ will then be reviewed, for further assessment. If any properties constructed using RAAC are identified, the council will assess the potential risk and decide on the next course of action..

This is all within the latest Local Government Association (LGA) guidance.

Meanwhile, parts of Whitchurch Civic Centre are to close to the public after an assessment identified RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) roof beams in parts of the building.