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National issue of concrete in public buildings

5 September 2023

You may be aware of the national issue of RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) leading to some schools across the country having to be closed. In Derbyshire, to the best of our knowledge, there is no RAAC in local authority maintained schools.

We do not believe that we have RAAC in any of our other buildings, but we are carrying out urgent work this week to double-check.

We have drawn up a list of all buildings that have either been built, extended or refurbished between 1950 and 1990, the time period that RAAC was used.

This will then give us a list of buildings we can check to see if RAAC was used. If we find any that look like RAAC could have been used they will be inspected this week.

Please be assured that we are taking this issue very seriously and are taking account of all the relevant government guidance.