Decision - Retro Fitting Sprinklers to High Rise Blocks

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Retro Fitting Sprinklers to High Rise Blocks

Decision Maker: Housing & New Homes Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Purpose of this report is to gain feedback from Area Panels on the recent Pilot project for the installation of a Sprinkler system at Somerset Point. This feedback will be used assist Housing Committee in reaching a decision to progress with further installations in high rise blocks across the City that are designated as ‘high risk’ of incidents of fire outbreak.


(1)      That the success of the pilot installation at Somerset Point be noted.


(2)      That it is agreed that officers proceed with resident consultation, procurement and subsequent installation of a further pilot sprinkler system at St James House subject to match funding from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and consideration of leasehold implications.


(3)      That it is agreed that officers prepare a business case to East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service for match funding of a sprinkler installation to Essex Place.


Report author: Theresa Youngman

Publication date: 16/11/2016

Date of decision: 16/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2016 - Housing & New Homes Committee

Effective from: 24/11/2016

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