The new Waking Watch Replacement Fund is now open for buildings of all heights, rather than those over 18m high only. Following on from the original £30m Waking Watch Relief Fund, this additional £27m has been released by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).
The new Replacement Fund will pay for the installation of fire alarm systems to remove or reduce the need for temporary fire safety measures such as waking watch and fire marshal services. This will help end leaseholders being forced to pay for Waking Watches and encourage the installation of fire alarms in an estimated 300 additional buildings across England.
Eurotech has already been working with installers for a number of housing associations and building owners, installing intelligent wireless life safety and fire detection systems fully approved to all relevant parts of EN54 in high-rise buildings across London including Brixton, Poplar, Stratford, Wembley and Westminster, Leeds and Manchester.
To be eligible for the Waking Watch Replacement Fund, buildings must:
- be located in England
- be a residential building
- have a Waking Watch in place where the costs have been passed on to leaseholders
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