Croydon residents in the council’s 25 largest tower blocks will all have fire sprinklers by next spring, it has been announced.

The sprinklers will be installed in individual flats or communal areas of the council’s 25 tallest blocks at 10, 11 or 12 storeys, with sprinklers also being provided for residents of an eight-storey shelter accommodation block in Addiscombe.

Work will begin this October.

A cabinet meeting this month will update one held in June following the Grenfell Tower fire, looking at the sprinkler timings and other measures since the tragedy.

These include confirming all 39 council tower blocks meet fire brigade standards, all 16 tower blocks with cladding have high quality, fire retardant materials and fire safety checks into the other 1,061 residential blocks that are less than six storeys.

Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, said: “Croydon Council’s first priority after Grenfell was ensuring the safety of our tenants and our leaseholders.

“That is why we double checked their buildings meet safety standards.

“From setting up our fire safety board to installing sprinklers in 25 tower blocks by next spring, this council is doing all it can to limit future fire risk in Croydon by responding robustly to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.”