Parkside, also known as the Clock Tower, is a development that measures under 18m in height and forms part of phase 2 of our Building Safety Programme.
For this purpose, buildings are measured in line with building regulations. The building regulations measure from the floor height of the top floor living space down to the lowest point the building meets the ground. At Parkside, there is no underground space so this is at street level, giving a highest point of 16.15m.
When will you be assessing Parkside?
Assessment work at Parkside will be split into two stages of work.
The first involved undertaking an External Wall Survey which was completed in June. We received the findings in early September, and these are summarised here. We have reported these findings to residents, and the presentation can be found here.
The second part will be to carry out more intrusive surveys of the block (internally). This will be within the communal areas and it is also common for a sample amount of flats to be surveyed as well. We do not have a date for when this survey will be carried out however when we do we will update this microsite with more information.
Can I have a copy of the EWS1 form for the building?
At this point in time, we do not have an EWS1 form for any of the buildings at Parkside. The survey results have shown that some of the blocks will be eligible to receive a B1-rated EWS1 form, and we will make this available for residents as soon as we have it. Forms for other blocks will not be available until after any required remedial work has been completed.
What happens next?
As our Building Safety Programme moves forward, we will keep in contact with all Parkside residents to advise them of what is happening, and what they can expect.