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Gateway 1-4 Project Proposal & Options Appraisals Report: Installation of Sprinklers in Social Housing Tower Blocks

A Gateway 1-4 Project Proposal and Options Appraisal Report.

Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services in respect of the installation of sprinklers in Social Housing Tower Blocks.  Members were reminded that, following Counsel’s opinion, the City Corporation had decided not to charge leaseholders to install sprinklers and were monitoring the outcomes at those Boroughs who had decided to attempt to recover the cost from leaseholders.  Members noted that future reports would contain more information on the cost of the installations on a block-by-block basis.

 

The Assistant Director advised that Leaseholders would be liable for the future maintenance of the sprinkler systems.  The Assistant Director advised that the City Corporation would make good any disturbances during installation of the sprinklers but were not obliged to undertake full scale redecorations. 

 

RESOLVED, that –

 

1.     The contents of the report, including the total estimated project cost of £3.2 million(including staff costs of £40,000) be noted.

2.     Option 1 in the report be approved as follows:

Undertake a compliant procurement exercise for the installation of sprinklers in our five social housing high rise tower blocks.

Committee approval be sought at Gateway 5 for a contractor to be appointed to carry out the installation of sprinklers in our five social housing high rise tower blocks.

 

 

 


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