Additional sprinkler systems to be installed at Scunthorpe tower blocks

Additional sprinkler systems are to be installed at four high-rise residential building in Scunthorpe in light of the Grenfell fire disaster.

Ongo Homes manages Princess House, Sutton House and Crosby House, at Market Hill; and Trent View House, off Bridges Road.

The Market Hill buildings already have a sprinkler system fitted in the bin chute areas.

The cladding on all of the buildings is different to that which was installed on Grenfell House.

The cladding was fire tested prior to its installation, however, additional precautionary tests have been commissioned to provide further reassurance to tenants.

“The safety of our residents comes before anything else. Whilst we have confidence in our fire safety procedures, and test them regularly, the awful events at Grenfell Tower remind us of the great responsibility we have for the safety of our tenants. We will do everything we can to minimise any risk to life. Our tenants not only need to be safe, but feel safe too. Sprinklers will provide us, and our tenants, with that additional peace of mind.”

Pete Stones, Director of Regeneration at Ongo Homes