fbe London - Building Safety Bill - Networking Breakfast
Date:3rd May 2022
Trowers & Hamlins, 3 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YZ
Member: Free - Includes buffet breakfast
Non-member: £10 + VAT - Includes buffet breakfast
The Building Safety Bill is the Government’s legislative response to the Grenfell Tower fire and the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt. It represents a wholesale reform of the regulatory system for building control and safety in England with the government's stated intention being that the Bill will "create lasting generational change and set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained".
The Bill was introduced to parliament on 5 July 2021, and is now accompanied by an additionally eight draft pieces of secondary legislation outlining how the government intends to implement the Bill when it becomes law, and introducing competency requirements, changes to the regulation of construction products, and the management of building safety risk.
The Government's transition plan notes that given its complexity, it could be more than 9 months from its publication before the Bill receives Royal Assent (i.e. by March 2022). However, once passed, it is anticipated that the bills regime will come into force in tranches within 12-18 months from the date of Royal Assent. Certain obligation will come into force before then.
The Bill is a significant development for all involved in the real estate sector, and will impact those in planning, construction, property/asset management, and health and safety (amongst other disciplines). The government's timescales are ambitious and significant planning will be required within industry to achieve readiness for its implementation.
In this presentation, Clarissa Smith (a contentious construction partner at Trowers & Hamlins) will provide an overview of the new building safety regime and the proposed changes to be implemented by the Bill which we hope will be of assistance to those looking to gain a greater understanding of its requirements and to prepare for the changes it will necessitate.
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