CHECKS are being made on materials used at the Amex and Brighton’s main police station following the Grenfell tower fire tragedy.

It has been claimed materials made by the company Reynobond, which manufactured the cladding on Grenfell Tower, were used in the construction of Brighton and Hove Albion’s American Express Community Stadium.

Reynobond produces different versions of the cladding with a plastic or fire-retardant mineral core – the latter “guarantees higher resistance to fire”, according to its website.

The claims are made on the website of CA Group Limited, which states that CA Roofing Services and Specialist Cladding Systems used Rainscreen in Reynobond® ACM (aluminium composite material) in the construction of The American Express Community Stadium.

Brighton and Hove Albion director Martin Perry said last night: “We are fully satisfied that the American Express Community Stadium is entirely safe and that the materials and building practices used during the construction of the stadium, and our training ground, are of the highest standards.

“In common with many hundreds of thousands of buildings across the country, part of our stadium does have a cladding system.

“It was inspected regularly while it was being constructed by both building control inspectors from the local authority and by our building contractor.

“Both signed it off as being installed entirely correctly and conforming fully to fire safety regulations.

“However, following the terrible events at Grenfell Tower, we are now taking the added precaution of working with our contractor and suppliers to re-check all of the materials used during construction, both at the Amex and at our training ground.

“This work involves checking paperwork dating back eight years in the case of the stadium, and four years for the training ground, and will be completed as quickly as possible.”

A document submitted in a 2014 planning application linked to work at the Grenfell Tower said the exterior panels were made from “Reynobond/Reynolux”.

The panels, made by US firm Arconic, consist of Reynolux coated aluminium sheets over a Reynobond polyethylene core.

Meanwhile, work on Brighton and Hove’s main police station was halted due to fears over the materials being used.

The old 1980s external cladding system is being replaced at the John Street police station but passers-by told The Argus they had seen the new cladding being pulled back off.

A police spokeswoman said the new system incorporates improved insulation and specialist fixings to prevent panels coming loose in high winds.

She added: “Following the recent fire at Grenfell Tower in London, whilst still subject to a full public inquiry, we are working with East Sussex Fire and Rescue to carry out active fire tests on the various insulation boards in the next few days and we will be considering what actions we need to implement in the future.”

Meanwhile, manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire as it emerged the structure had failed fire safety tests.

Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said yesterday that a faulty fridge had started the inferno which killed at least 79 people on June 14.

Cladding and insulation encasing the building did not pass any fire-safety tests, she added, increasing concern the 24-storey block’s facade accelerated the blaze. The death toll may rise further.