The overall response to Grenfell has been jarring, to say the least

5 min readJun 13, 2019

(Minor updates: 10/01/2020)

Grenfell United.

Despite being situated in the wealthiest borough in London (Kensington & Chelsea), Grenfell is among the 10% poorest areas in the country. In May 2016, the tower underwent an £8.6 million refurbishment carried out by Rydon Construction — part of a large transformation scheme for the local estate. The building was fitted…