Early Adopters

The industry is driving action to improve building safety by making improvements to current practice and behaviours

The Early Adopters Scheme was developed by Government to support the industry in driving forward the cultural changes needed to achieve a safer building system now, and in the future.

They comprise eight industry organisations and four Local Authorities who are committed to taking action on building safety in order to change practice and behaviour, in advance of legislation.

The eight industry organisations who are the Early Adopters and Charter Founders are: Barratt Developments, Kier, L&Q, Peabody, Salix Homes, United Living, Wates and Willmott Dixon. The Local Authority Early Adopters and Charter Founders are: Birmingham City Council, London Borough of Camden, Manchester City Council and the London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth.

The Early Adopters/Charter Founders have been working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to trial and test proposed policy options for the new building safety regulatory system, and have also been working collaboratively to create and participate in opportunities to share their experience of improving building safety with the wider industry.

The Charter Founders are committed to spearheading cultural change across the industry and the development of the Building Safety Charter is the important first step in achieving this change.