Contractors see fire safety work jump 50% post-Grenfell

Extracts from an article by David Price, journalist at Construction News.

“The number of tenders for fire safety work issued by the public sector has soared 56 per cent in the 12 months since the Grenfell Tower fire.

A total of 221 tenders have hit the market since 14 June last year, compared with 142 in the preceding 12 months, according to research by public sector procurement analyst Tussell.”[…]

“Tenders picked up by Tussell’s analysis includes remedial and fire compartmentation works on buildings, as well as smoke detector and sprinkler installation and other fire safety works.

Tussell founder Gus Tugendhat said: “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 Construction News website.

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