Contractors see 56% rise in fire safety work

Extracts from an article by Luke Barratt, business reporter at Inside Housing.

"In the year since the Grenfell Tower fire, contractors have seen a 56% rise in fire safety work, compared to the previous 12 months.

The period has seen 221 fire safety tenders worth £661m published, according to data collected by consultancy Tussell, up from 142.

Of this, £602m is in frameworks, meaning this is the maximum amount that can be spent but will not necessarily all be spent."[...]

"Gus Tugendhat, founder of Tussell, said: “Tussell’s data shows a surge in tenders for fire safety work in the year since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

“It is heartening to see that Grenfell has prompted long overdue investment in fire safety across the wider public sector – particularly in local government.”

Read the full article on the Inside Housing website.

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