First residential tower block in borough gets sprinkler system
If the contractors who this week finished retro-fitting sprinklers on a residential block in Upper Norwood continue their work at a similar pace, it would be 2035 before all of Croydon’s towers have the fire safety system fitted.
Grenfell Tower. Had it had sprinklers fitted, the death toll might have been much reduced
Fortunately, the pace of progress on this essential work has now begun to pick up.
The council set about fitting sprinklers to its residential blocks of 10 storeys or taller a week after the Grenfell Tower tragedy last June, in which more than 70 people lost their lives.
This week, eight months later, Croydon Council announced that it had completed fitting sprinklers in the first of 26 buildings, at College Green, Upper Norwood.
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