By 90Min
July 19, 2017

Brighton and Hove Albion FC are checking the cladding on their stadium after it was revealed that it was made by the same company who produced materials on the Grenfell Tower.

The club have decided to re-test the materials used in the construction of the Amex stadium and the club's training complex after the revelations.


The cladding was purchased from Reynobond who produced the cladding used on the Grenfell Tower building. 

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Brighton fans arrive prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol City at Amex Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Brighton are keen to re-test their cladding after fears of smoke bombs was one that they were unsure they would be able to control. 

The Brighton director Martin Perry was keen to speak about ensuring the safety of all fans and players.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Brighton fans wave flags prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol City at Amex Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Director Mr Perry told the Daily Mail: "'In common with many hundreds of thousands of buildings across the country, part of our stadium does have a cladding system."


"It was inspected regularly while it was being constructed by both building control inspectors from the local authority and by our building contractor."


"Both signed it off as being installed entirely correctly and conforming fully to fire safety regulations."

He added: "However, following the terrible events at Grenfell Tower, we are now taking the added precaution of working with our contractor and suppliers to re-check all of the materials used during construction, both at the Amex and at our training ground"

"This work involves checking paperwork dating back eight years in the case of the stadium, and four years for the training ground, and will be completed as quickly as possible."

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