Project Date September 2017
Client Wandsworth Council
Status Under Construction
Following the shocking and unprecedented tragedy at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 Brodie Plant Goddard were directly engaged by Wandsworth Council to undertake urgent reviews of two previously over-clad tower blocks – Castlemaine Tower and Sudbury House.
We undertook a full assessment on site and using record drawings and other information to identify the systems used and their likely future suitability in relation to the new testing regime and conclusions coming from the BRE and the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding cladding systems and materials used previously on high rise blocks.
Our initial report concluded, in conjunction with the various departments within the Council, that full renewal with a modern compliant over cladding system was the most satisfactory way forward. This would ensure in the shortest practical time scales that the highest safety standards for residents could be achieved. These works were to go ahead separate to other measures being taken direct by the Council including the introduction of sprinkler systems.
We were subsequently retained by the Council to deliver the projects at both blocks.
Castlemaine Tower has been fully designed and tendered with results received just prior to Christmas 2017. Works are due to commence in March 2018 with completion within 12-months.
Full strip of existing cladding and then replacement with new, including all fenestration, together with associated/consequential works to the building envelope and passive fire protection will be completed.
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