The Guernsey Housing Association (GHA) commissioned a company with local employees to fit water sprinklers in the flats in Cour du Parc.
The work involved installing new pipework from the water supply fitted at ceiling level in the hallway and sprinkler heads installed inside the flats at a high level. This is in addition to the many safety features already in place such as smoke and heat detectors, a smoke extraction system, fire extinguishers and fire doors.
Domestic Sprinklers Ltd. carried out the work and used local employees for the project. The work took 12 weeks to complete and residents were kept informed of developments throughout the process.
“We want to reassure our residents and the public that the Cour du Parc building is very secure, however with all the debate about safety in high rise buildings in the UK media we felt that if it was physically possible to fit sprinklers then we should do so,” said the GHA’s chief executive chairman, Steve Williams.
“We have contracts in place for all the equipment to be serviced and regularly checked and the GHA regards the safety of its residents as its top priority. By investing in a sprinkler system we have added an extra level of safety to an already secure building.”