Fire safety improvement works completed at Hounslow tower block

Completion of major fire safety improvement works at the Clements Court tower block in Hounslow, has been marked by an event.

Published: Monday, 20th November 2017

Group photo at Clements Court

Completion of major fire safety improvement works at the Clements Court tower block in Hounslow, has been marked by an event involving residents, Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, Fiona Twycross, Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, and Peter Hillyard from contractor, d+b facades, on Friday [17 November].
 
The 12-storey tower block has had its cladding removed, firebreaks upgraded, mineral wool insulation reinstalled, new fire doors fitted throughout the block, and the building completely re-clad with solid aluminium panels.
 
All residents of the building were invited to attend an event organised by the contractors to mark the completion of the works. They were joined by ward councillors and members of the team that undertook the refurbishment.
 
Cllr Steve Curran said; “The council is committed to improving council housing in the borough and to tackling fire safety issues. 

“The significant improvements at Clements Court were made possible so promptly, due to the co-operation of residents and hard work of council staff and contractors. Together we have achieved a great deal in a short time.”
 
Fiona Twycross, Chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, said: “In light of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, it is essential that all local authorities and housing providers take action to ensure their buildings are safe for residents. 

“I welcome the programme of fire safety improvement works undertaken by Hounslow Council at Clements Court.”