Triathlon Homes has residents in two blocks of N01 - Sable House and Titian Heights.
Both of these blocks are above 18m in height. The building was completed in 2012, and was certified as meeting all building and fire safety regulations at the time it was built.
In 2019, the government produced new guidance to check the safety of the external wall systems. As a result, building management teams across the country must now make sure all tall buildings are compliant with the guidance and safety defects are addressed.
Sable House was given a B1 EWS rating in April 2021. The EWS1 form is available in the Important Documents section.
Investigations on Titian Heights have concluded and have identified some areas where work is required in order to meet the adequate standard for fire safety.
What steps have been taken at N01?
1. Completion of preliminary investigations on Titian Heights and Sable House
EVML's experts have completed investigations into the building materials used within the blocks and the standard of construction, and we have received the engineer’s findings.
2. Reviewed the findings
EVML has reviewed the initial findings. On review of these, Sable House was awarded an EWS1 form at a B1 rating. However, the findings have unfortunately revealed some concerns with Titian Heights.
3. The investigations showed that in Titian Heights:
There are some missing sections of fire barriers where the aluminium horizontal cladding is installed.
The area of the building with pre-cast concrete cladding has well installed fire barriers at junctions with the floors and internal walls;
There is some ACM on the balconies that is subject to further review and is likely to need removal;
At the moment, a valid EWS1 form cannot be signed and work is on-going to address the concerns about the fire barriers and to review any mitigating measures to reduce the risk of fire.
What are you doing to ensure residents are safe?
EVML have taken advice from the fire brigade and their fire safety engineers to make sure that your homes have the right additional precautions in place to ensure your safety in the event of a fire.
The fire engineers stated that no additional interim safety measures are required, and there is no immediate risk to residents or their properties.
All our fire alarms are monitored 24/7 by trained staff in the on-site control room.
What happens next?
We are currently taking legal and technical advice regarding the report on Titian House
EVML’s technical teams are looking at the mitigating measures required to give greater assurance on safety and are liaising with their fire risk assessors and the fire brigade on this. They are also looking at the options to remove the ACM from the balconies.
We will be communicating with you regularly about progress - please make sure we have your most up to date email address so that we can send you updates, particularly if you are currently living away from your home.
We will keep this microsite updated with information as this becomes available.