£10m safety plan for Brent tower blocks after Grenfell | London


Brent Council has announced a £10 million fire safety plan for tower blocks in the borough following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Sprinklers, smoke detectors and fire alarms will form part of a range of enhanced safety measures in the borough which borders Kensington and Chelsea, where at least 80 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire four weeks ago.

“Grenfell changed everything,” said Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council. “When it comes to fire safety, ‘good enough’ is no longer good enough.”

A council spokesperson said the new measures will be in addition to the £10 million Brent Council has already invested in fire doors and other safety measures since 2012.

All 37 of the council-owned tower blocks in the borough were “fire risk compliant”, they added, and none are “covered in dangerous cladding”.



Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-07-11/10m-safety-plan-for-brent-tower-blocks-after-grenfell/

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