URGENT safety checks are being made to hundreds of buildings in Bradford in the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Bradford’s Building Control team is checking the records of all local buildings higher than six storeys or 18m to see whether they have been fitted with the same type of combustible cladding.

Checks are also being made to school buildings, hospitals and the University of Bradford’s estate.

The team began their checks by prioritising blocks of flats and buildings they know to be clad in some type of material.

They have now widened their search, but have not yet found any evidence of unsafe cladding, according to a Council spokesman.

She said: “So far we have looked at the highest priority buildings and have not found anything yet, but we now are widening our inspections to other buildings.”

This includes checking the records of all school buildings and contacting the construction companies behind any new schools in the district.

The spokesman added: “The University of Bradford is checking their estate and we have been in contact with the local hospitals about their properties.”

Meanwhile, hotel chain Premier Inn has not said either way whether it has concerns about the cladding on its hotel in Vicar Lane, Bradford.

Last week the company revealed it was concerned about the cladding on three of its hotels in Maidenhead, Brentford and Tottenham.

A spokesman said they had “been assured by an independent fire expert that all our hotels are safe to operate”, but did not answer questions about the type of cladding its Bradford hotel had.

Bradford’s largest landlord, social housing group Incommunities, has already sought to reassure its tenants that the cladding it uses is the non-combustible type.

Chief executive Geraldine Howley has written to those living in tower blocks, saying they use non-combustible ‘rock wool’ cladding and not aluminium composite.

The Government is offering private landlords across the country free checks of their cladding materials.

The Prime Minister has led national calls for authorities to speed up testing of potentially flammable material on high-rise towers, amid fears of an escalating safety crisis.

Theresa May today chaired a meeting of the Grenfell Recovery Taskforce as more at-risk buildings were identified across the country.

Cladding samples from 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have so far failed fire safety tests.

The June 14 tragedy left at least 79 people dead and many injured.

Hundreds more have been displaced and the Government and Kensington and Chelsea Council have come under fierce criticism over their response.