Council to install water sprinklers in 6,400 homes in 100 high rise blocks (23 June 2017)

Announced today on Wandsworth Council’s website it states;

“More than 100 high-rise housing blocks in Wandsworth are to be fitted with sprinkler systems in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster it was announced today (Friday).

The council has taken the decision to retro-fit this additional fire safety measure in all its tower blocks of ten storeys and above”.

This would likely apply to a few of the tower blocks on the estate.

Do have a read of the full article for all the information.

Some comments have been forthcoming, such as;

“In the Alton estate we are already paying a massive 7K in 2017 for unnecessary renewal of balcony windows. There is no way leaseholders can afford to be charged another large amount for this major work!”

“Good news. The last upgrade cost me over £6k. Who is paying for this?”

“Well done! The sprinklers are important and will help save lives and put out fires in the future. Money well spent by the Council”.

“Swift, decisive action by Wandsworth Council for which you should be commended for. Well done. Lives > cost”.


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One thought on “Council to install water sprinklers in 6,400 homes in 100 high rise blocks (23 June 2017)

  1. Anne Kearns

    who will bear the costs as i do not want these sprinklers going off and drowning me and my belongings. Who will bear the cost of maintaining these.


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