Published October 13, 2017
Protect24 have agreed a £6 million package to provide fire protection systems to social housing residents in Greater Manchester and Liverpool.
Protect24 will retrofit sprinkler systems to 17 multi-storey social housing residencies in Salford and Knowsley.
The work will provide protection for residents living in 1,300 homes owned and operated by the City West Housing Trust, with buildings ranging from 10 to 20 storeys in height.
Sprinklers will be retrofitted in communal areas and inside every apartment, with emergency fireboxes installed on every floor as part of a bespoke fire management strategy.
The £6 million safety programme has been commissioned by the ForViva Group and will take 12 months to complete.
Protect24 Managing Director Mark Lyons, said: “We are delighted to work with City West Housing on this project. They are a forward thinking housing trust and they put the safety of their residents first.
“They were impressed by the system and the Protect24 turnkey approach, which means they only need to work with one company, rather than managing multiple agencies and the needs and considerations of residents.
“Our team is hugely experienced and covers every aspect of providing fire protection from customer relations, the retrofitting of sprinkler systems, building control and construction.
City West Housing Trust are a ForViva, a not-for-profit housing association that owns and manages 14,800 homes in the North West.
Tim Doyle, Group Chief Executive for ForViva said: “The safety of customers is an absolute priority for the group. That is why we have taken the decision to carry out this programme of work, which will provide peace of mind for customers living in high-rise blocks.
“We will continue to work with customers throughout the process and make sure they are aware when work will be starting in their homes.”
Phase one will begin in the New Year and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of April.
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