On the 1st of March PRERA representatives attended a meeting with
Pellings (who are lead consultants for the forthcoming major works project on
the estate) and Lambeth.
A summary of the meeting on further communications is below. PRERA will
continue to insist on early and clear communications to all residents directly
from the council and Pellings. Please note, this is all the information that
PRERA have at the moment. We will endeavor to keep residents updated should
more information be made available.
Two packages of
There will be two packages of work, an external works package and works relating to the replacement of the existing water mains to each block on the estate. This means residents will receive two separate Section 20 notices.
Plan and Cost
PRERA have been told there will be approximately £2.5m spent annually over the next three years. Due to this, the work will be phased across the estate. The order of works has not been finalised by PRERA have been informed that the current intention is that
- Phase 1 (2019-2020) includes 1-38 Baly House, 1-46 Ducavel House, and 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 Coburg Crescent.
- Phase 2 (2020-2021) includes Chalner House, Despard House, Ponton House and 130-139 Coburg Crescent.
- Phase 3 (2021-2022) covering the rest of the estate.
The intention is to begin phase 1 in June/July, once the S20 consultation is complete and resident engagement has been undertaken.
We understand Section 20’s will be block specific. So Baly House and Ducavel should receive these first, expected currently in the next few weeks. There will be two separate Section 20’s: one for the major works and one for water works.
Relating to phase 1, PRERA have been told the works include: ‘communal/ external decorations, roof replacement, external fabric repairs (brick/concrete) (provisional sum only), scaffold for access, window replacement, asbestos surveys and removals (provisional sum only), balcony repairs (provisional sum only), balcony drainage surveys and associated repairs.’