Grenfell fire

 

Extracts from an article by Alex Lawson, Business News Editor at the Evening Standard

"There has been a huge surge in fire safety contracts put out to tender in recent weeks as the social housing industry attempts to grapple with the fallout from the Grenfell fire, it has emerged.

More than £400 million in contracts to improve fire safety have been put up for grabs since the start of October, an 803% surge on last year, according to data from Tussell, which offers market intelligence on public procurement." [...]

"Gus Tugendhat, founder of Tussell, said there could be a significant increase in the value of future tenders. 'This is an indicator that the social housing industry is responding to concerns over fire safety in the wake of Grenfell,' he said.

Read the full article on the Evening Standard's website.

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