Abbey House Museum set for £30k fire safety work

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Abbey House Museum. Photo: Welcome to Yorkshire

Abbey House Museum is set to benefit from a slice of a £2 million programme of fire risk prevention work across Leeds.

Council chiefs have approved in principle a £30,000 investment at the Kirkstall museum as they look to make improvements on the civic estate following fire risk assessments.

£400,000 would also be spent on Leeds Town Hall and £150,000 on Leeds Art Gallery, among a number of council properties across the city.

A council report says: “Following fire risk assessments, remedial work is planned on properties forming part of the civic and heritage estate and these works will improve the levels of compartmentation (reducing the spread of fire in the building), protect the means of escape and, where necessary, upgrade fire alarms.”

The decision to approve the expenditure has been put out for consultation.

The council report can be read here.


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