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Fiscal stimulus funds States maintenance work

22 April 2010

Money from the fiscal stimulus fund is being used to improve health and safety standards in Jersey’s markets and a number of public buildings.

Property Holdings has been allocated £101,227 to make improvements to the structural fire protection at the Central Market and the Beresford Street Market. The funding will also be used to upgrade health and safety standards at other buildings, including the Frances Le Sueur Centre and the Maison St. Louis Observatory.

A further £702,213 has been allocated to Property Holdings to carry out maintenance work which will improve health and safety levels in a number of States owned properties, including at the Overdale Hospital site, Picquet House and a number of youth clubs. The money will be used to improve fire safety as well as other mechanical and electrical services.

Director of Property Holdings, David Flowers, said “Jersey Property Holdings has, as a prime purpose, the responsibility to ensure that all public buildings meet an appropriate standard of safety compliance, so we welcome this funding from the Fiscal Stimulus Initiative to help us address issues in a number of buildings.”

Treasury Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, said “Fiscal stimulus funding has allowed these projects to address a backlog of maintenance to be brought forward, providing work for the construction industry and allied trades at this difficult time. This is a good example of using fiscal stimulus funds boosting work for local contractors, maintaining valued public buildings and benefiting Islanders use them.”

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