Fire safety works at Lincoln flats starting this month

All fire doors and door frames will be replaced at several of Lincoln’s high-rise flat blocks to increase fire safety as part of a £1million project by the City of Lincoln Council.

Shuttleworth House, St Botolph’s Court, Jarvis House, Trent View and Derek Miller Court will get the additional safety works, with the project expected to begin at the end of October at Shuttleworth House.

Work will start with the replacement of communal flat doors and door frames in the hallways of Shuttleworth House, with work on individual property doors within the block due to follow on a date that is yet to be confirmed.

St Botolph’s Court is scheduled to follow in January 2019, with Jarvis House, Trent View House and Derek Miller Court completing the project.

Residents will also get to have their say on a choice of four colours for their new property door as part of a majority vote within the flat block.

Portfolio Holder for Housing at the City of Lincoln Council, Councillor Donald Nannestad, said: “While we can assure our tenants that each of our flat blocks currently have the fire safety measures in place, we strive to have the highest possible protection for our residents against the unlikely event of a fire.

“We are working with partners to get the new doors installed as quickly as possible for our tenants while keeping disruption to a minimum.”

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Group Manager for Prevention and Protection, Dan Moss, added: “The measures being taken to enhance the safety of residents across the city must be seen as positive, with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue fully supportive of the identified additional work.”