14 July 2015
Social housing residents in Hackney, London, will be among the first in the city to benefit from new sprinkler systems.
The pilot project to retrofit sprinklers in 258 homes in the Frampton Park Estate is expected to massively improve fire safety for residents living in high-rise buildings on the estate.
The project comes after a number of high-profile fires at high-rise buildings in London over the last few years, some of which have had fatal consequences.
The new system is also expected to have knock on benefits for London Fire Brigade, with sprinkler systems reducing the chance of fire spreading.
London Fire Brigade’s borough commander for Hackney, Steve Dudeney said: “This is fantastic news. I’m delighted that Hackney Homes are taking on this project.
“As well as dramatically reducing damage by stopping fires from spreading so quickly, sprinklers are a potentially life saving tool which can help prevent fire injuries and deaths.”