New fire doors pledge for two Southwark estates run by City of London Corporation

Josh Salisbury (29 January, 2020) Housing

The move was approved following a review of fire safety after the Grenfell Tower tragedy

34415Image: Avondale Estate in Bermondsey / Google Maps

New fire doors have been pledged on two Southwark estates run by the City of London Corporation.

Bermondsey’s Avondale Estate residents and those on the City of London’s Southwark Estate will get replacement communal, front and fire escape doors with an “enhanced” fire resistance, says the Corporation.

The move was approved following a review of fire safety after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

“The security of residents is our number one priority. We want all our residents to be safe and feel safe in their homes,” said Randall Anderson, Chairman of the City Corporation’s Community and Children Services Committee.

The £9million refurb affects seven thousand residents in Corporation social housing across the capital, the body says.

“We have worked hard to enhance fire safety on our estates, and these new doors will increase protection and reassurance for thousands of Londoners,” added Mr Anderson.

The City Corporation has also agreed to fit fire sprinklers in all its social housing tower blocks by the end of this year.

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