Last edited 06 Oct 2020

Gateway point

Gateway points are: ‘Three key stages in the building lifecycle where the duty-holder must demonstrate that they are managing building safety risks appropriately before they are permitted by the relevant regulator to continue to the next stage of development.’

They will apply to all multi-occupied residential buildings of 18 metres or more in height, or more than six storeys (whichever is reached first).

Ref A reformed building safety regulatory system, Government response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, April 2020.

NB Setting the bar. A new competence regime for building a safer future. The Final Report of the Competence Steering Group for Building a Safer Future, published in October 2020, defines gateway points as: ‘Pre-determined stages in the building lifecycle where the dutyholder must demonstrate that they are managing building safety risks appropriately before they are permitted by the Building Safety Regulator to continue to the next stage of development.’

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