Students were evacuated from The Cube in Bolton after flames ripped through the upper floors of the building, apparently spreading via the external wall.

The fire brigade later confirmed that the material was not aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, as used on Grenfell.

Planning documents indicate that Trespa Meteon, a brand of HPL, was used on the building – although it is possible that the material was substituted during construction.

The fire brigade confirmed that the fire occurred in ‘phase two’ of the accommodation, which is below 18m, meaning it is outside the scope of the current ban on combustibles