The main contractor, that carried out the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower in London where the death toll has now reached 58 following a devastating fire, recently did work at Marlborough College and the Trowbridge campus of Wiltshire College.

Rydon's website mentions its projects in both Marlborough and Trowbridge. At Marlborough College it completed at £2million scheme to refurbish its gym.

The website says: "Renowned independent school Marlborough College appointed Rydon to deliver a refurbishment to their Grade II listed gymnasium facility at their main campus in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

"The project comprised a comprehensive modernisation of the gymnasium including incorporation of a new mezzanine floor to provide a new fitness suite, spinning studios as well as a new reception and a café restaurant for the students.

The development is part of a continued programme of investment to enhance and modernise the school’s campus environment, which already enjoys an extensive range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities."

In Trowbridge it carried out a £3 million project to build a construction skills centre.

Questions have been asked about cladding put on the fated Grenfell Tower in West London as part of the contract won by Rydon. Grenfell Tower was fitted with new cladding last year as part of an £8.6million refurbishment.

A spokesperson for Rydon’s said that they welcomed a public inquiry.

Chief executive Robert Bond said: "We welcome the announcement of the Public Inquiry into the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower. In the immediate term, we have offered our full help and support to the relevant authorities, who are investigating the causes. We would also like to praise the tireless efforts and bravery of the emergency services who continue to deal with this tragic incident.

"Rydon Maintenance Limited completed a partial refurbishment of the building in the summer of 2016 for KCTMO (Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation) on behalf of the council, which met all required building regulations - as well as fire regulation and health & safety standards - and handover took place when the completion notice was issued by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea building control.

“I am personally shocked and devastated by what has happened at Grenfell Tower and my thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. We have been working with local authorities for nearly forty years and safety and quality are integral to everything we do at Rydon. I will do all I can to assist in this investigation in order to establish what caused this tragedy. In light of the Public Inquiry, we cannot make any further comment at this time.”

Several firms were commissioned to work on the tower by the lead contractor Rydon, including Harley Facades, which installed the tower block’s Reynobond cladding.

A spokesperson said Harley would “fully support and cooperate with the investigations into this fire” but added that it was “not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding”.

Harley Facades said it had bought the insulation – charred pieces of which are now littering the ground around Grenfell Tower – from Celotex, based in Ipswich. Celotex said its thoughts were with those affected, adding that it would “assist with enquiries from the relevant authorities”.