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CLC Contractors Ltd has been appointed to deliver fire safety works across 16 high rise blocks in Southampton.

With the safety of residents a top priority, Southampton City Council has embarked on a project to upgrade the fire safety of all tower blocks across the city. The project incorporates the provision of a fire suppression sprinkler system within each flat, together with associated passive fire safety works, including replacing communal corridor and stairwell fire doors and frames, flat front doors and frames and undertaking fire stopping in communal areas and flats.

This £25 million project is a working partnership between Southampton City Council, Southampton City Council Direct Works, CLC Contractors and Domestic Sprinklers Ltd, fully supported by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services.

Having seen how quickly a fire can spread in a high rise building and the devastation and loss that occurs as a result, the fire safety works are being undertaken to give Southampton residents the comfort that their property meets current fire safety requirements; and that if a fire occurs, it will be suppressed quickly with minimal damage.

Southampton City Council have worked with industry experts to make sure works being undertaken are futureproofed against any potential changes arising from the Hackitt Report and Grenfell investigations.

This innovative project, which will be conducted with residents in occupation, minimises resident disruption by providing a comprehensive fire safety scheme undertaken as a single project and can be replicated by social housing providers nationwide.