Sprinklers on new builds

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6274
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Spot checks by London Fire Brigade revealed only two of fifteen recently built residential tower blocks had sprinklers. What steps are you taking, working with the London Fire Brigade, to ensure that the new London Plan contains strong enough guidance on automated fire suppression systems to ensure that all relevant premises have sprinklers installed in future?

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Answer for Sprinklers on new builds
Sprinklers on new builds

Sprinklers on new builds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The draft London Plan requires new developments to achieve the highest standards of fire safety. It makes clear that suppression systems including sprinklers can reduce the risk to life and should be explored at an early stage of building design. I am also lobbying the Government to introduce wider requirements for sprinklers through its work to update the Building Regulations.