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Housing association to fit sprinklers in high-rise homes

20 October 2017

A HOUSING association has announced plans to fit sprinkler systems at all of its 17 high-rise blocks across the North West.

ForViva, which includes City West Housing Trust and Villages Housing Association, will carry out a £5million sprinkler programme on 12 blocks in Salford and five in Knowsley.

The programme of work, which will see sprinklers fitted within apartments and in communal areas, has been approved by ForViva’s Board following consultation with fire safety experts and regional fire and rescue services. Work to install the sprinklers will be underway before the end of the year. ForViva will be contacting residents living in the high-rise buildings to confirm when work will start.

ForViva group chief executive Tim Doyle said: “The safety of customers is an absolute priority for the group. That is why we have taken the decision to carry out this programme of work, which will provide peace of mind for customers living in high-rise blocks.

“We will continue to work with customers throughout the process and make sure they are aware when work will be starting in their homes.”