CCG completes latest phase of fire safety measures in East Kilbride flats

CCG Group has supplied and installed enhanced fire door sets to more than 150 residences in East Kilbride.

The work was carried out on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council at Dury’s Lane, Old Vic and Sadler’s Well; three of six high-rise residential blocks to have received such measures over the last year as part of a multi-phase programme.

Fully certified and rated, the doors, installed to each flat and within common areas of the apartment blocks, are manufactured using engineered timber and designed to withstand fire for an hour’s duration.

CCG explained that timber acts as a natural fire break whilst intumescent seals within the door frame also help prevent the passage of smoke and harmful gases.

Automatic closing systems make sure the doors always close, meaning that at a time of an emergency, tenants and emergency service personnel are given safe passage within the building.

CCG manufactured 835 door sets from the firm’s premises in Cambuslang to support this latest phase of delivery and was also responsible for the installation thanks to its in-house planned maintenance division, Asset Management.

CCG Asset Management manager, Jim Cunningham, said, “Our multi-phase programme has been a very positive one for all involved and a lot of that is down to the single chain of responsibility that CCG offers: from timber to home, we assume full control of the process which ensures quality, efficiency and, value as well improved customer service for clients and tenants.”

CCG has since moved on to the final phase of the workstream with 300 residences at Fraser, Dunlop and Lister Towers, located just south of the town centre.

The final phase will be completed in 2024, which means over 600 residences in East Kilbride and Cambuslang will have received upgraded fire safety and security measures within 18 months.

The fire door replacement planned maintenance workstream was procured via the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) C8 Framework.