Fire safety amongst work on £400m framework flagged in London

The London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham have flagged up a potential £400m worth of maintenance work to contractors.

The job includes construction work for buildings across the two boroughs, fire-prevention installation works, mechanical work and building completion work.

Fire safety construction work has ramped up over the last five years following the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people died. It took place in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

M&E work and lift installation are also included in the £400m framework.

Interested contractors have not been called to tender. But they have been asked to fill out a market engagement survey by signing up here. Another market engagement survey is planned for August 2022.

The two boroughs then expect to publish a contract notice in early September.

The framework announcement comes weeks after a block of flats in Hammersmith and Fulham caught fire. Construction News revealed at the time that Kier had warned unsafe photovoltaic panels on the building, which did not catch fire, should be removed.

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