Building Safety: block by block work programme

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Building safety has always been a priority for the Council. It is our aim that residents feel secure and safe in their homes, both now and in the future.

We have committed to a £40 million investment programme of housing building safety improvements, with many works already underway. Below are details of the works taking place on each site.

Any questions
If you are a resident and have any questions, please contact your Housing Officer who will help.

Pre-commencement works​

  • Fire Engineers and London Fire Brigade carry out independent reviews of building and fire safety design proposals. ​
    Estimated to start ​and finish August 2021
  • Building Control reviews and approves design
    Estimated to start July 2021 ​and finish September 2021
  • Submitted Planning Application for approval – 19 April
    Estimated to start April 2021 ​and finish September 2021
  • Carry out consultation process for major works with leaseholders
    Estimated to start August 2021 ​and finish September 2021

Construction Works 

  • Erect scaffolding
    Estimated to start April 2022 ​and finish December 2022
  • Carry out mechanical & electrical related works e.g. installation of fire alarms, sprinklers and associated infrastructure (subject to Fire Engineer’s report)
    Estimated to start June 2022 ​and finish September 2022
  • Install new fire rated cavity barriers around penetrations through the external walls
    Estimated to start June 2022 ​and finish August 2022
  • Replace windows with modern compliant materials
    Estimated to start July 2022 ​and finish October 2022
  • Replace curtain walling system to stairwell with new compliant materials
    Estimated to start January 2022 ​and finish March 2022
  • Remove scaffolding
    Estimated to start March 2022 ​and finish May 2022

Key contacts​

Housing Officer: Sherron Williams​​
Email: Sherron.Williams@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Managers: ​Claudio Rizzi​ and Chris Grace

St Georges Court ​ Click to get info

Pre-commencement works​

  • Fire Engineers and London Fire Brigade carry out independent reviews of building and fire safety design proposals
    Estimated to start February 2021 ​and finish April 2021
  • Building Control reviews and approves design works
    Estimated to start April 2021 ​and finish August 2021
  • Carry out consultation process for major works with leaseholders
    Estimated to start August 2021 ​and finish September 2021

Construction Works 

  • Erect scaffold
    Estimated to start September 2021 ​and finish October 2021
  • Install new fire rated cavity barriers around penetrations through the external walls
    Estimated to start October 2021 ​and finish November 2021
  • Replace balcony soffits with modern compliant materials
    Estimated to start November 2021 ​and finish December 2021
  • Undertake fire upgrade works to wall between external riser shafts and flats
    Estimated to start November 2021 ​and finish February 2022
  • Carry out works to communal walkways and windows​
    Estimated to start January 2022 and finish February 2022
  • Remove scaffolding
    Estimated to start February 2022 ​and finish March 2022

Key contacts​

Housing Officer: Hera Meah
Email: Hera.Meah@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Manager: ​Chris Grace

St Davids Court Click to get info

Pre-commencement works​

Design phase I  

  • Identification pre-design of works
    Estimated – June 2021 – July 2021

Design phase II  

  • Fire Engineers and London Fire Brigade carry out independent reviews of building and fire safety design proposals.
    Estimated to start November 2021 ​and finish June 2022
  • Building Control reviews and approves design
    Estimated to start November 2021 ​and finish June 2022
  • Carry out consultation process for major works with leaseholders. ​
    Estimated to start September 2022 ​and finish October 2022
  • Structural investigations
    August 2021 – October 2021

Construction Works 

  • Erect scaffold​
    Estimated to start October 2022 ​and finish December 2022
  • Carry out works to external coating that are compliant with building safety regulations​
    Estimated to start December 2022 ​and finish March 2023
  • Replace balcony soffits with modern compliant materials ​
    Estimated to start January 2023 ​and finish March 2023
  • Install Automatic Opening Vents to the head of the stairwell
    Estimated to start January 2023 ​and finish February 2023
  • Undertake fire upgrade works to the wall between external riser shafts and flats​
    Estimated to start February 2023 ​and finish March 2023
  • Replace windows between flats and internal communal hallways with new fire rated windows
    Estimation to be confirmed 
  • Remove scaffold
    Estimation to start April 2023 ​and finish May 2023

Key contacts ​

Housing Officer: Hera Meah
Email: Hera.Meah@walthamforest.gov.uk​​
Project Manager:​ Chris Grace

Pre-commencement works​

  • Carry out initial feasibility design works to establish building and fire safety upgrades for the five blocks
    Estimated to start November 2021 and finish May 2022

Key contacts

Housing Officer: Bukola Williams​
Email: Bukola.Williams@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Manager: Chris Grace

Northwood Tower Click to get info

Pre-commencement works​

  • Fire Engineers and London Fire Brigade carry out independent reviews of building and fire safety design proposals.
    Estimated to start January 2021​ ​and finish February 2021​
  • Carry out consultation process for major works with leaseholders
    Estimated to start March 2021​ ​and finish May 2021​
  • Building Control reviews and approves design
    Estimated to start March 2021​ ​and finish July 2021​

Construction Works 

  • Erect scaffold
    Estimated to start September 2021​ ​and finish November 2021​
  • Replace balcony soffits with modern compliant materials
    Estimated to start December 2021​ ​and finish February 2022​
  • Install new Infill panels to external windows to bin chute
    Estimated to start December 2021​ ​and finish January 2022​
  • Remove scaffolding
    Estimated to start February 2022​ ​and finish March 2022​

Key contacts​

Housing Officer: ​Ademuyiwa Banjoko​
Email: Ademuyiwa.Banjoko@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Manager: ​​Chris Grace 

St Nicholas Court ​ Click to get info

Pre-commencement works​

Design phase I
Estimated – June 2021 – July 2021

Design Phase II

  • Fire Engineers and London Fire Brigade carry out independent reviews of building and fire safety design proposals
    Estimated to start November 2021​ ​and finish June 2022​
  • Carry out consultation process for major works with leaseholders
    Estimated to start September 2022​ ​and finish October 2022​
  • Submit Planning Application for approval
    Estimated start Jan – May 2022
  • Building Control reviews and approves design
    Estimated start March 2022 – August 2022

Construction Works

  • Erect scaffold
    Estimated to start October 2022​ ​and finish December 2022​
  • Carry out fire risk assessment works in compliance with building safety regulations
    Estimated to start October 2022​ ​and finish December 2022​
  • Replace windows with modern compliant materials
    Estimated to start December 2022​ ​and finish March 2023​
  • Carry out mechanical & electrical related works e.g. installation of fire alarms, sprinklers and associated infrastructure (subject to Fire Engineer’s report)
    Estimated to start November 2022​ ​and finish March 2023​
  • Carry out external repair works
    Estimated to start March 2023​ ​and finish March 2023​
  • Remove scaffolding
    Estimated to start April 2023​ ​and finish May 2023​

Key contacts ​

Housing officer: Derrick McLean​​
Email: Derrick.Mclean@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Manager:​Chris Grace

St Patricks Court​ Click to get info

Pre-commencement works​

  • Fire Engineers and London Fire Brigade carry out independent reviews of building and fire safety design proposals
    Estimated to start January 2021​ ​and finish April 2021​
  • Building Control reviews and approves design
    Estimated to start April 2021 ​​and finish August 2021​
  • Carry out consultation process for major works with leaseholders
    Estimated to start September 2021​ ​and finish October 2021​

Construction Works 

  • Install new fire rated cavity barriers around penetrations through the external walls
    Estimated to start September 2021 ​and finish​ September 2021​
  • Replace balcony soffits with modern compliant material
    Estimated to start September 2021​ ​and finish October 2021​
  • Undertake fire upgrade works to wall between external riser shafts and flats
    Estimated to start September 2021​ ​and finish November 2021​
  • Carry out communal walkway and window works.
    Estimated to start November 2021​ ​and finish December 2021​

Key contacts​

Housing Officer: Derrick McLean​​
Email: Derrick.Mclean@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Manager:​ Chris Grace

Pre-commencement works​

Design Phase I
Estimated – June 2021 – July 2021

Design Phase II

  • Carry out consultation on major works with leaseholders
    Started January 2019 ​and expected to finish January 2023
  • Consult with London Fire Brigade on detailed design proposals
    Estimated to start November 2019​​ – June 2022
  • Submit Planning Application for approval
    Estimated to start Feb 2022​ ​and finish May 2022​
  • Building Control reviews and approves design works
    Estimated to start April 2019​ ​and finish September 2022​

Construction Works 

  • Carry out related electrical and Low Voltage systems works e.g. fire alarm systems, communal electricals, lighting, TV, Video door entry, satellite & upgrades to properties
    Started October 2019​ ​and expected to finish December 2021​
  • Carry out internal heating and sprinkler installation to properties.
    Estimated to start October 2020​ and finish February 2022
  • Install new firefighting lifts. (First lift in each block completed November 2020)
    Estimated to start April 2021​ ​and finish September 2021​
  • Carry out internal refurbishment works​
    Estimated to start October 2021​ ​and finish November 2023​
  • Install stand by generators to power safety systems e.g. sprinkler, lifts, fire alarm.
    Estimated to start February 2022​ ​and finish April 2022
  • Erect scaffold​
    Estimated to start December 2022​ ​and finish May 2023​
  • Install communal smoke extract.
    Estimated to start April 2022 ​and finish September 2022​
  • Replace cladding system and windows with new compliant system
    Estimated to start June 2023 ​​and finish November 2023​
  • Carry out roof covering works
    Estimated to start June 2023 ​a​nd finish September 2023​
  • Remove scaffold
    Estimated to start November 2023​ ​and finish February 2024​
  • Carry out environmental improvements including parking restrictions/improvements and improved Fire Brigade access
    Estimated to start March 2024 ​and finish June 2024 ​

Key contacts 

Housing Officer:​ Sarfraz Hussain
Email: Sarfraz.Hussain@walthamforest.gov.uk
Project Manager: ​ Reginald Martin