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Barnet Homes appoints Wates for fire safety works

Social housing maintenance specialist, Wates Living Space, is continuing to grow its presence in London with an appointment to carry out fire safety works on behalf of Barnet Homes.

The 46-week compliance contract, valued at approximately £3 million, will see Wates installing new fire protection sprinkler systems and fire alarms to three 18-storey tower blocks in the London Borough of Barnet.

The contract also includes extensive new fire protection measures to communal areas, including entrance doors, fire doors and corridors.

Gary Wilkinson, Regional Managing Director, Wates Property Services, commented: “Our appointment by Barnet Homes reflects our growing reputation as leaders in fire safety and compliance. Since our work with Barnet Council commenced we have established a solid reputation as a trusted partner in the borough and we are working closely with the local community through a series of consultation engagement events. 
“Fire safety work is understandably urgent and sensitive for residents and above all things, we will ensure that they are kept informed and that disruption is kept to a minimum.”

This work is the latest contract for Wates in the Borough following an appointment in 2018 by Barnet Council to deliver maintenance works to 98 public buildings, including libraries, leisure centres, offices and care facilities.

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