Grenfell Testimony Week is a platform for those affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire in 2017 to speak about the impact it has had on them and those they care about. Taking place between 23 and 26 January 2024 in central London, the shape and content of the event is being driven by those participating, with senior leaders from both public and private sector organisations invited to take part.
It is independent of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which is yet to publish its second report having finished taking evidence in July 2022 and from any criminal proceedings.
Media reports have highlighted the absence of the main contractors, Arconic from the event. Arconic told The Guardian, “We are not able to attend Testimony Week, and we have no comment beyond that.” Representatives of Celotex and Kingspan will attend, according to the same Guardian report.
Contractor Rydon and fire-safety consultancy Exova confirmed to Construction News that they will be attending.
The event forms part of a Settlement Agreement signed in 2023, which was the result of a civil claim brought by a large group of bereaved, survivors and residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, against a group of defendants comprised of private companies, local government bodies, central government departments, and the London Fire Brigade.