14 Jul Fire safety amongst work on £400m framework flagged in London
Fire safety works have been highlighted in London, totalling up to £400m worth of maintenance worth to contractors.
The London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham have flagged up jobs including construction work for buildings across the two boroughs, fire-prevention installation works, mechanical work and building completion work. M&E work and lift installation are also included in the £400m framework.
Fire safety construction work has ramped up over the last five years following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, in which 72 people died. It took place in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The work comes over five years after the Grenfell fire, and London Fire Brigade (LFB) chief Andy Roe has recently claimed that more than 1,000 residential buildings in the city still have serious safety failings.