Work will soon to begin on replacing all fire doors and door frames in Lincoln’s high-rise flat blocks to further increase fire safety as part of a £1million project by City of Lincoln Council.
Shuttleworth House, St Botolph’s Court, Jarvis House, Trent View and Derek Miller Court are in line for the additional safety works, with the project expected to begin at the end of October at Shuttleworth House.
Work will commence with the replacement of communal flat doors and door frames in the hallways of Shuttleworth House, with work on individual property doors within the block due to follow on a date that is yet to be confirmed.
St Botolph’s Court is scheduled to follow in January 2019, with Jarvis House, Trent View House and Derek Miller Court completing the project.
Residents will also get to have their say on a choice of four colours for their new property door as part of a majority vote within the flat block.
Cllr Donald Nannestad, Portfolio Holder for Housing at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We are pleased to announce a £1million investment into fire safety at some of our most populated residential blocks in the city.
“While we can assure our tenants that each of our flat blocks currently have the fire safety measures in place, we strive to have the highest possible protection for our residents against the unlikely event of a fire.
“A home provides safety in itself, which is why we want our tenants to feel confident that they are receiving good quality housing and the best care that we can possibly offer them as a landlord.
“We are working with partners to get the new doors installed as quickly as possible for our tenants while keeping disruption to a minimum.”
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Group Manager for Prevention and Protection, Dan Moss, said: "Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue fully supports the proposed work that has been committed to by City of Lincoln Council.
“A close working relationship that has been developed over a number of years between ourselves and the city council continues to promote the safety of residents within the homes provided.
“The measures being taken to enhance the safety of residents across the city must be seen as positive, with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue fully supportive of the identified additional work."