Sudbury House & Castlemaine Tower ‘On the home straight’

BPG are pleased to report progress of the works has been fantastic through the course of 2019 to fully strip and re-clad the two residential tower blocks, Sudbury House and Castlemaine Tower, for Wandsworth Council.

In mid November a small informal ceremony was held by Durkans the contractor undertaking the works at Castlemaine to mark the removal of the very final piece of the old flammable (ACM) cladding. This coincided with the whole contract team being awarded the Durkans annual Health Safety and Quality Award for 2019. This on the back of a Certificate of Excellence from the Considerate Constructors Scheme demonstrates the efforts made by all those on and off site managing a complex and multifaceted project in terms of the operations with residents remaining in their homes through the whole process.

At Sudbury House the last week of November reached a milestone as well. Four night time closures of the A3, and other roads on the Wandsworth town centre one-way system, saw the removal of the huge columns and beams used to support the scaffolding to the block that sits in the middle of the Southside shopping centre. This was a reverse procedure of the erection process undertaken in late January 2018.

So at both sites progress is being maintained with all works being scheduled for completion between April and late May 2020. Excellent work and a huge effort by all involved and our thanks go out to everyone on the teams that helped in one way or another.

Both projects will also feature in the December 2019 edition of the CIOB’s Construction Manager magazine.