Stockport Home have awarded the Protect24 consortium a £7 million contract to retrofit fire safety measures.
Hundreds of homes will benefit from retrospective fire safety measures.
Stockport Homes is committed to protecting residents living in high-rise properties following the Grenfell Fire tragedy.
The blaze, which saw 72 people lose their lives, highlighted the dangers faced by social housing residents living in high-rise properties.
Protect24 are the UK’s leading provider of retrospective fire protection measures.
They will fit fire sprinklers, high risers and other fire safety measures to protect residents.
Stockport Homes provide accommodation to a mixture of social and private tenants.
Protect24 Managing Director Mark Lyons said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract and are looking forward to beginning work.
“Stockport Homes has shown great initiative in deciding to provide retrospective fire measures for their tenants.
“They do not have to but they believe it is something that should be done to provide proper protection.
“Sprinklers save lives and private landlords like Stockport Homes should be commended for deciding that peoples lives come before profits.”
Onside PR client Protect24 undertake a full survey of the property ahead of creating a bespoke plan for each property.
The Protect24 Customer Care team communicate with residents to provide information and reassurance about the proposed work.
A ‘Meet The Contractor Day’ allows residents to literally meet the people that will carry out the work.
This initiative allows residents to discuss and alleviate fears and is hugely popular.
Mr Lyons added: “We have found the Meet The Contractor Days are a great success, we are able to put residents minds at ease.
“We explain how the works are conducted, show examples of finished products and walk the residents through the process. We are looking forward to starting the project.”
Work will begin on 22 properties owned by Stockport Homes at the end of August and will continue for two years.
Tanks, pumps and infrastructure will be installed before a network of pipework installed internally to communal areas and landings, with sprinkler heads installed in individual properties.
Stockport Homes and Stockport Council have been working closely with Greater Manchester Fire Service to improve fire safety measures.
They have already invested £4.9 million upgraded fire doors, smoke alarms and door closers over the past five years.