Cladding removal and replacement

We wrote to those of you who live in Costermonger, Hepburn and Parchment in early December to summarise arrangements for removing and replacing the cladding on your buildings.

This is a significant piece of work, which will be completed elevation by elevation rather than floor and will take place in two parts:

1. Removal of existing external wall system and installation of the new external wall system to the new insulation and carrier system.

2. Installation of the new external wall system’s cladding panels.

You won’t be able to use your roof terraces or balconies while the work takes place, but you will have access during the waiting periods between the two work phases.

Programme dates

• Costermonger: Revised completion date of 30 September 2022 (formerly 8 November) 
• Hepburn: Revised completion date of 29 July 2022 (formerly 20 December)
• Parchment: Revised completion of 31 August 2022 (formerly 21 October)

Scaffolding

Scaffolding has been erected to enable us to carry out the removal and replacement work, and will affect various locations as set out below.

There are security alarms and/or cameras on the scaffolding to ensure your security, with a direct line to an emergency response service in case of any incidents.

The scaffolding will be in place throughout the programme.

  • Costermonger

    Elevation 

    Part 1

    Waiting period

    Part 2 

    Affected homes

    C1 - Spa Road

    Scaffolding to full elevation  

    4 Jan – 8 April


    N/A


    17 MAy - 31 Aug


    Flat 2, Flat 3, Flat 4, Flat 10, Flat 11, Flat 12, Flat 18, Flat 19, Flat 20, Flat 26

    C2 - Arts Lane Sainsbury’s entrance side

    Single access tower and stairs (to access fourth-floor cladding) from first to third floors, affecting window to room behind the living room only

    Scaffold platform to fourth floor 

    24 Jan – 14 April











     

     N/A 













    17 May – 30 Sept













    Flat 4, Flat 12,
    Flat 20, Flat 26, Flat 27











    C5 - Elevation with the back entrance to Costermonger building (opposite to C2 elevation)

    Single access tower and stairs (to access fourth-floor cladding) from first to third floor affecting window to en-suite bathroom only

    Scaffolding is to access fourth-floor cladding. No scaffolding platform on fourth floor

    18 Jan - 30 Apr

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    N/A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1 May – 30 Sept

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Flat 2, Flat 10, Flat 18

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Hepburn

    Elevation 

    Part 1 

    Waiting period 

    Part 2 

    Affected homes

    D1 - Grange Walk

     

     

     

    10 Jan – 28 March 

     

     

     

    N/A 

     

     

     

    5 Apr - 29 July

     

     

     

    Scaffolding above the entry doors and fire escape windows to emergency evacuation staircase on 51 (1-6) and 51 (7-12).

    D3 - Limasol Street

    Single access scaffold tower with stairs to the metal cladding on the third- floor balconies

    Scaffold tower erected from the garden of the affected properties to the third floor

    24 Jan – 28 March 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    N/A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    28 March - 8 July

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    51C Grange Walk, 51B Grange Walk

     

     

     

     

     

     

    D5 - Courtyard opposite Woodmill Street

    Single access scaffold tower with stairs to the metal cladding on the third- floor balconies

    Scaffold tower erected from the garden of the affected properties to the third floor

     24 Jan – 21 March


     

     

     

     

     

     

    N/A


     

     

     

     

     

     

    22 March - 8 July


     

     

     

     

     

     

    4 Woodmill Street
    6 Woodmill Street


     

     

     

     

     

    D6 - Courtyard opposite Bakery Street

    Single access scaffold tower with stairs to the metal cladding on the third- floor balconies

    Scaffold tower erected from the garden of the affected properties to the third floor 

    24 Jan – 21 March

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    N/A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    22 March - 8 July

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    3 Bakery Street
    5 Bakery Street

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Works to the metal cladding protrusions on Limasol Street and all the metal cladding on Bakery Street and Woodmill Street will be accessed via mobile elevated work platforms. Work will commence on 15 January and run until 29 July 2022. The main contractor will conduct some surveys on the platforms between 11 and 14 January.

     

     

     

     

  • Parchment

    Elevation 

    Part 1

    Waiting Period 

     Part 2 

    Affected homes

    E1 - Grange Walk





    4 Jan – 19 April





    N/A





    20 April – 8 Aug





    Scaffolding above the entry doors and fire escape windows to emergency evacuation staircase on 52 (1-6) and 52 (7-12)

    E2 - Neckinger

    Single scaffold tower above refuse tower and roof terraces to affected flats only

    Single access tower with stairs to access metal cladding on third floor covering the extent of the Neckinger elevation on affected properties from the ground to third floors

     12 Jan – 19 April













    N/A













    20 Apr - 8 Aug













    8 Parchment Building
    9 Parchment Building

    17 Neckinger
    21 Neckinger
    19 Neckinger
    23 Neckinger







    E3 - Limasol Street

    Single access tower with stairs to access the cladding on the third floor

     

     

     

    19 Jan – 3 May

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    N/A

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4 May – 31 Aug

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    52A Grange Walk (Above entrance to the courtyard on the ground floor and to larger window to room on the first floor), 3 Parchment Building (to larger window to second floor open plan and third floor balcony)

    Works to the metal cladding protrusions on Limasol Street and to all the metal cladding on Woodmill Street will be accessed via mobile elevated work platforms. Work will start on 4 January and run until 31 August 2022.

EWS1 forms and letters of comfort

Those of you who live in Costermonger and Hepburn shouldn’t have any difficulties in lenders providing mortgages if you want to sell your properties while this work goes on as those two buildings already have EWS1 forms. You can find those on our EWS1 portal. We’ve also posted standard comfort letters here in case those are useful for anyone who wants to move while the cladding works take place.

For Parchment, there’s no EWS1 form, but you can use the standard comfort letter for lenders – this has worked well on other schemes and enabled lenders to grant mortgages.

Standard comfort letter Costermonger
Standard comfort letter Hepburn
Standard comfort letter Parchment