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New fire safety measures installed at Bow tower block

PUBLISHED: 11:05 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 26 March 2018

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs outside Brodick House in Bow. Picture: LBTH

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs outside Brodick House in Bow. Picture: LBTH

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New fire safety measures in a Bow tower block have been inspected following an announced £26.8 million funding package for protection works.

New doors, protections against fires spreading between floors and a sprinkler system in the bins area are among the improvements made to Brodick House in Saxon Road.

The works were completed this month after a year-long scheme pre-dating the Grenfell fire last June.

All of the block’s riser cupboards, which contain water pipes, have been fire stopped so flames cannot move from one floor to another, with an improved ventilation system installed.

Brodick House, which is run by the council’s housing arm, Tower Hamlets Homes, is one of 900 blocks covered under the funding package, the council says.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said the money would “increase safety even further” across all blocks within the next four years.

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