Stratford House is 17.45 metres tall, and Weymouth House measures 14.25 metres.
What steps have we taken at Eaton Place?
Our experts have completed preliminary investigations into the building materials used at Eaton Place. We have identified the need for further investigation and possible remedial work, and have appointed VINCI Facilities to undertake this work.
What are you doing to ensure residents are safe?
While we carry out the more detailed investigations into the remedial work and get on with the work itself, we have taken advice from the fire brigade and our 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 need to evacuate the buildings.
All site operatives and VINCI staff carry photo identification. If you have any doubts about the validity of someone’s ID, please call the Liaison & Community Manager on 07824 868887 to verify their identity.
Timing of the work
We anticipate that, subject to any staffing or supply restrictions, the work will commence XXX and take around 3/4 weeks.
Can I stay in my home during the work?
Yes, we think so. Due to the nature of the work needed, we think it is likely that we will be able to carry out the work without the need to move anyone out of their homes. But it does sometimes happen that we discover, in scoping and planning the work, that we may need access to the interiors of some homes. If that is necessary, we will discuss this with you beforehand.
Will road access be affected?
The work will not affect your ability to access or exit your block, although there may be some periods of controlled traffic when we have delivery and heavy goods vehicles. When this happens, we will notify you of any local disruption.
How will these affect the building?
To complete our investigations, we will need to erect a scaffold to all levels of the building. We expect this to be in place from XXX for 3-4 weeks. To prevent debris from falling, we will need to fit netting to the external side of the scaffolding. Please be aware this may affect your natural light while the works are completed.
During this stage a small temporary welfare facility will be in place for the operational team on site. The welfare cabin will be positioned on the land adjacent to the entrance of Eaton Place.
Please remember scaffolding comes with potential hazards. While it is in place please be aware of the following:
You should advise your household insurer that scaffolding (unalarmed) is in place and update them when it is removed
We will do everything we can to make the scaffolding as secure as possible
Ladders will be removed/locked at the end of the working day to prevent unauthorized access
Residents should keep windows closed when the property is unoccupied and overnight
To protect privacy, residents may wish to keep curtains and blinds closed during working hours
Please keep children away from open windows so they cannot climb onto any dangerous scaffolding
Do not climb or walk on a scaffold structure under any circumstances as this can be dangerous and your health/life may be at risk
If you see anyone on the scaffold outside of working hours, please report it to the police
We need access to all areas around the outside perimeter of the building, so please make sure there are no obstacles
If you have a vehicle, please ensure it is not parked where it could cause an obstruction or potentially be damaged.
Please remove personal belongings from all working areas or balconies to prevent damage or accidents
We can not be responsible for any loss or damage of belongings kept around the working areas, including loss of TV/satellite reception or breach of security while the scaffolding is in place.
Please keep children and pets away from the work areas for their safety and to prevent accidents.
Will residents be charged for the costs of the remedial work?
Your safety is our first priority. As a matter of principle we want to assure you that questions about how building safety remedial work is funded never stand in the way of us getting that work done.
However the costs of the work do need to be funded from somewhere. We will do all we can to protect residents from these costs by seeking to recover these from those responsible for any building defects or from the government if this is possible. We are also investigating the potential to claim these costs from a third party, where this option is available. This may involve legal action against developers, contractors, or other similar parties involved in the development and building of the properties.
We do not know how much the work is likely to cost at this stage but we are working on getting that information as quickly as possible.
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How can I find out more?
We'll be updating these pages whenever there is new information. When the project begins, we will be arranging meetings and drop-in sessions for residents to enable them to ask questions of the project team. We will contact you when these are taking place.