The new Building Safety Bill will impose new safety responsibilities on dutyholders throughout the design, build and occupation of high-rise residential buildings.

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Developed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament during 2021 and will herald the biggest changes for the industry in decades.


What buildings does this affect?

The Bill identifies residential buildings as higher- risk buildings if:

  • the floor surface of the top occupied storey is 18 meters or more above ground (ignoring any floors consisting solely of plant/machinery), or
  • the building contains more than 6 storeys (ignoring any storeys below ground level).

The building is considered residential if it consists of two or more residential units or rooms, and includes student accommodation.

Learn more about higher-risk residential buildings >


Accountable Person
Accountable Persons

Existing higher-risk residential buildings must have an Accountable Person under the Bill.

Accountable Persons will have new duties under the Bill they need to begin preparing for.

Learn more about the new role of Accountable Person >

New Developments
New Developments

New developments or refurbishments involving higher-risk residential buildings will be subject to a series of new stop-go gateway points and more stringent oversight by a new Building Safety Regulator.

Principal Designers, Principal Contractors and Clients will have new duties under the Bill they need to begin preparing for to minimise risk and potential delays.

Learn more about the changes to the development process and the new stop-go gateways >

New information and insight for building owners and developers is emerging prior to the Bill being introduced to Parliament. Stay up to date on the Bill, how it will affect your organisation and what you can do to prepare. Keep me up-to-date

When will this happen?

Latest Briefings

Read our latest insights and commentary on the Building Safety Bill

Accountable Person

May 27, 2021


The Building Safety Manager

May 27, 2021


Building Safety Case

May 27, 2021


The Building Safety Bill is expected in Parliament in 2021.

Stay up to date on what this means and what you will need to do to prepare.

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