Studio E criticised for 'inhumane' silence at Grenfell Inquiry

Grenfell Tower after the fire

Survivors’ barrister censures contractors, architect and suppliers for failing to comment

Key firms involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, including architect Studio E, have been accused of trying to undermine the public inquiry by the barrister representing survivors of the fire.

Design-and-build contractor Rydon, the architect, subcontractors and suppliers were taken to task for staying silent on the work they undertook at Grenfell and whether or not it complied with regulations.

Stephanie Barwise QC, who is representing survivors and the bereaved at the inquiry, said the position being taken by the contractors and designers was “inhumane” and potentially detrimental to the inquiry.

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