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Sprinkler Work Under Way At Luton Tower Blocks

Tower blocks in Luton are the latest to get sprinkler systems. Two high-rise buildings are receiving the additional fire safety equipment. It is part of a £4.5m round of improvements. Tower blocks set to benefit include Leabank and Penhill flats. Both are located on Luton’s Marsh Farm estate.

Residents have welcomed the investment, saying they feel “safer” and “more protected”. Work started in the summer and is expected to be completed by the end of January. Nationwide Water Solutions, the UK’s market leading sprinkler tank supplier, says the the project will significantly improve safety for tenants.

 

Mist sprinkler system

A spokesman for Nationwide Water Solutions said: “We have been following the progress of fire safety work around the country following the devastating loss of life at Grenfell. In this case, Luton Borough Council has supported investment in mist sprinkler systems.”

The improvement work also includes the installation of CCTV and security lighting.

Work started in August and should be completed by February, covering 14 floors. Abdul Kahir, is housing asset manager for the council. He told the press: “It is about making sure that people living in high-rises are given assurances they are safe. We are a forward-thinking organisation and have invested quite a lot of money over the years to improve our properties.”

 

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Developer Sets New Sprinkler Standards

A developer planning to build the tallest apartment block in Derby has said every floor will be fitted with sprinklers. Goodwin Developments, spearheading The Landmark project, is currently preparing a planning application for the development. Its company ethos to install sprinklers in all new builds sets new sprinkler standards in the UK. The high-rise building will comprise 201 luxury homes as well as a gym and residents’ lounge.

Seventeen storeys high, architects’ drawings of the building were unveiled to the Press and local residents earlier this week. The company revealed it has a policy of fitting sprinklers in all its buildings – something campaigners have welcomed.

 

‘You don’t have to do it, but we do’

Goodwin Developments’ director, Stephen Pratt, told the Derby Telegraph that every apartment will benefit from sprinklers. He said this was to protect residents in the event of a fire.

He said: “The building we’re proposing is fully sprinklered. All of our buildings – even the two or three storey schemes we’re building in the UK – are fully sprinklered. It’s a policy we have. You don’t have to do it, but we do. We feel it’s something that is important.”

 

Industry is leading sprinkler change

While a government review of building regulations and fire safety is still under way following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, it seems developers are making up their own minds about the need for sprinklers. Goodwin could be a leader on new fire safety standards. Reaction to plans for The Landmark have been described as ‘really positive’ by the company.

The multi-million-pound scheme is being shown to the public for feedback before a planning application is formally submitted. With an iconic design and cutting-edge features, the project has been 17 months in the planning so far. If given the green light, the building will be the tallest in Derby.

 

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