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Hotels to stay open despite concerns.

HOTELS with potentially flammable cladding will remain open despite not complying with government guidance.

The safety of some Premier Inn hotels was called into question after it was discovered cladding used could be similar to that which lined the Grenfell Tower.

The 24-storey Kensington apartment block was devastated by fire on June 13.

Dozens of people died as the blaze trapped them in their homes.

An urgent review found three Premier Inn hotels did not appear to comply with guidance, but the cladding did appear to be less flammable than that used at Grenfell Tower.

There are no known concerns about the three Premier Inn branches in Teesside.

The hotels - on Marton Road, Middlesbrough, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton, and Whitewater Way, near Stockton's Tees Barrage - remain open.

A fourth Premier Inn is under construction in Middlesbrough on the former Jomast site.

A spokesperson for Premier Inn said: "We can confirm that the cladding on these hotels is not the same as the cladding used on Grenfell Tower."

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jun 26, 2017
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