Statement on Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

Posted on: Friday 8 September 2023

There is currently significant media coverage relating to the Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in education establishments. 

The council are treating this as a priority and have already completed an initial review of our education premises to establish sites where RAAC may have potentially been used. 

RAAC was in use between 1953 and 1992 and so there are some schools and school extensions built during this period where we have initially identified a potential impact. 

The council have engaged a specialist building surveyor to establish if RAAC is present in our schools and other council properties. 

At present there are no known issues, but the safety and wellbeing of pupils and teaching staff is of utmost importance and we will take necessary action as we receive information from the surveyors. 

The council will update this statement should there be any significant developments.

Update - 17 October 2023

The council is pleased to announce that following a full review, working with a Chartered Building Surveyor, it can confirm there is no Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete on any of its school sites.

Last Modified: 17/10/2023 Back to top