Phase 1 - The 'cladding backround' is progressign well and balcony waterproofing is also currently being completed on this phase.
Phase 2 - Main facade has now been fully stripped of the exisiting cladding system. Insulation and sheathing board is in the process of being changed throughout the elevation and balcony water proofing in progress.
Phase 3 - The scaffolding has been 'based out' around tge courtyard, and has now started to be erected to the internal elevations of the building. Due to the work in progress and large amounts of materials being stored in this area, we would ask that occupants of the building advise vistors and children not to attempt to access the working area.
We would kindly request residents do not smoke out their flat windows or throw cigarette ends onto the scaffolding as this creates a potential fire risk should an ignited flame come into contact with the exisiting insulation.
Phase 1 - Cladding back-round and partial cladding system install (photograph attached) in progress throughout phase 1. All cladding has been removed from the Great Suffolk Street elevation main facade and inset balcony stripping in progress.
Phase 2 - Cladding on main facade completely stripped and inset balcony stripping in progress.
Phase 3 - Scaffold erection has started on phase 3 within the Courtyard area.
In the early hours of Sunday 26th June CCTV clearly shows a number of residents (or resident visitors) climbed onto the scaffolding on the Southwark Bridge Road elevation. The police were automatically notified. This is extremely dangerous and we have made it very clear in previous communications the risks of unauthorised persons accessing a working scaffold. Breyer Group and My Base RTM will not be held liable should an injury be sustained in the event of an accident.
There are now 60 CCTV camera's installed alongside motion detection sensors, once the scaffolding is accessed outside of working hours the police are immediately notified.
We are in the process of locking all balcony doors on Phase 2 however we are still awaiting some residents to contact us to confirm their availability. If you have not yet contacted us to confirm an appointment we would kindly request this is booked in at your earliest convienence. In the event an appointment is not confirmed, we will have to board up the door from the outside which will result in the loss of light for the duration of the works.
Phase 1 - Vertical fire barriers, 'helping hand brackets' and C channels are being installed throughout the Webber Street elevation.
Phase 2 - Stripping of exisiting cladding and balconcies is now in progress.
Phase 2 scaffolding is now fully completed, inspected and handed over to the Operational Team ready for works to begin. External surveys are currently ongoing.
Balcony Door Locking on Phase 2 was undertaken last week, we would like to extend our thanks to all residents who made themselves available for their appointment. If you were not at home for your appointment slot, and have not yet contacted us to rebook, we would kindly request you do so as soon as possible to prevent any potential delays to the work phase.
The central courtyard will now be for access only with 'no access' to the seating area or children's play area. This area will be used during the construction works for Phase 3. Please inform visitors to your home of this and supervise children to avoid any attempts to access this area. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause for occupants of the building.
The Great Suffolk Street Elevation is now being stripped of the existing CP Board, please see image attached.
Webber Street Elevation - Ongoing liquid plastic coating application to balcony upstands. Please note this work can only be undertaken in dry weather conditions. All balconies will require two applications of the liquid coating system. There is a strong odour from this product but rest assured this is non-toxic and will begin to fade after 1 - 2 days of application. We would kindly request residents create a draft by opening their flat entrance door to alleviate the odour.
Southwark Bridge Road (Phase 2) Scaffolding has now been completed to the first section, this is the area above the CO-OP and is now ready for use. Residents will notice the balcony glass being protected over the next week. It is essential that balcony doors are locked and lights to the balconies are disconnected so we can proceed with the necessary works. If you have personal items stored on your balcony we would kindly request that residents begin removing these in preparation for commencement of works.
Balcony works are ongoing on Phase 1, upstands at the front of balconies are currently being constructed and coated with a liquid plastic water proof system. Once complete, each balcony will be re-visited for a second application of the coating.
Scaffolding on Phase 2 is progressing as per the picture attached. Please remember to exercise caution when walking along the working area of Southwark Bridge Road due to operatives and materials.
Letters have been issued to all properties on Phase 2 providing dates for the locking of balcony doors. We would kindly request residents make themselves available for the allocated time slot. We would also ask that all personal belonings are removed from the balcony door area allowing adeqaute space for operatives to undertake the lock change.
Scaffold Erection is still in progress on Phase 2, please exercise caution when walking through the area as it is busy with pedestrian traffic and in addition to this, site operatives.
The balcony waterproofing is ongoing to the balconies of Phase 1, this product has a very strong odour and we would advise residents to close their windows whilst this is being undertaken or alternatively opening your front door to create a draft will assist with extracting this.
Replacement of balcony upstands situated at the front of the balcony under the balustrade are now being installated to the Phase 1 properties.
If you have not yet provded access for your balcony light to be disconnected we would kindly ask that you contact us to make the necessary arrangements.
The main facade for Phase 1 has now had all of the exisiting Cladding System removed including the majority of balcony areas. Water proofing works and CP board installation has started and a number of balconies have had the liquid plastic water proofing system applied.
Please note: The waterproofing product being applied has a very strong odour, windows will be pushed closed from the outside when this work is being undertaken.
A letter has been circulated to the entire building to provide an update on the changes to the programme for Phase 2 and Phase 3, we would kindly ask residents to read this correspondance and contact us with any queries they may have.
We have issued all residents and leaseholders a letter advising on changes to our works programme. This will arrive via post or email depent on your choice of correspondance.
The scaffold gantry is almost complete on Southwark Bridge Road. Hoarding will be installed around the base of the scaffolding, similar to what has been done on Webber Street. Once the hoarding is fully installed, this will be decorated and lighting will be installed under the hoarding and also around the entrance to 140 Southwark Bridge Road.
Cladding removal on Phase 1 is progressing as per programme and the majority of balconies have now been stripped of the exiting system.
If your property is part of Phase 1 (Webber Street) and you have not yet provided us access for your balcony light to be disconnected, we would kindly request you contact your Resident Liaison Officer, Luke Rowe at your earliest convenience.
The 1st floor gantry scaffold is in progress along Southwark Bridge Road.
Following a review of the pilot area by the Design Team, we are continuing to strip the cladding and balconies on the Webber Street elevation.
Balcony light disconnections are scheduled to take place week commencing 25th April. Please be available for your appointment or make contact with us if you are still awaiting confirmation of this.
Gentle Reminder to all residents that all ground floor business units will remain accessible and open for business as usual throughout the Project.
The scaffolding on Phase 1 is now complete and the gantry to 1st floor level of Phase 2 is in progress.
Cladding removal and balcony stripping on Phase 1 is underway.
We have had further enquires regarding the necessity of preventing access to residents balconies. The reasoning for this has been previously communicated in both our Introduction Letter, Resident Handbook and in an additional follow up letter from MIH Property Management. We have included the above photograph to demonstrate why this is essential during the works. You will notice there is a considerable space in front of the balustrade and around the side also and it is for this reason that access has been restricted. We are happy to answer any queries residents may have but please be aware no exceptions while be made due to the potential health and safety risk this poses to residents and the general public.
Completed scaffold with debris netting and signage
Scaffolding on the Phase 1 area is nearly complete. Stripping of exisiting cladding on the building is progressing well. We would like to express our apologies for any inconvenience caused to residents during the changing over of the wait and load skips that are required daily. This is combustable material and is therefore required to be removed from the area at the end of each day so these lorries are essential.
A vast majority of balcony door lock changes on Phase 1 have now been completed, thank you to all the residents who took the time to facilitate an appointment for this to be undertaken. If your balcony door locking appointment is still outstanding please contact us at your earliest convenience. If after 3 attempts we have been still unable to gain access to undertake this appointment, your balcony door will be boarded over from the outside to prevent use.
For those residents who have low level lights on their balcony, these will require disconnection for us to remove the cladding. We will be contacting residents to arrange a 15 minute appointment to access the switch that controls these lights.
A gentle reminder to all residents and visitors to be cautious when walking in and around the scaffold hoarding and adhere to any safety signage which has been put in place.
Due to the good progression of the scaffold erection and other works within Phase 1 we are in a position to expedite some of the scaffolding for Phase 2 earlier than previously planned. The work we intend to bring forward is the first lift of scaffolding above the pavement area on Southwark Bridge Road. The benefit of putting this lift up now will allow us to install the hoarding, lights and signage which will save us time later on in the works phase and ensure minimal disruption to the commercial and retail units on the ground floor. All affected residents will be notified by email / letter prior to these works commencing.
Balcony lock change appointments are now in progress and letters have been provided to secure appointments. We would ask for your co-operation in providing access for this 20 minute appointment to avoid any programme delays.
Stripping off of the exisiting cladding to the pilot area has commenced. Any areas which cannot be recovered in a working day will be protected with fire rated polythene as per the progress photograph attached. All balconies are being protected with fire rated correx sheeting.
The scaffolding and hoarding to the Webber Street Elevation is nearing completion, once this has been netted we will continue with the scaffold erection on Great Suffolk Street. A CCTV system has been installed which will be monitored during our out of hours times.
Letters requesting access for Balcony Lock Changes and Internal Extractor Vent works will be issued in the coming weeks. We would appreciate if residents could work with us to arrange access to avoid any delays to the project.
Scaffold is progressing well and hoarding is nearing completion.
The material hoist has now been installed on the Webber Street scaffold elevation.
Balcony door lock changes - selected properties on Phase 1, facing Webber Street will be receiving letters over the next week confirming the date and times for locks to be changed. Access for 20 - 25 minutes will be required. We would ask residents provide access for the appointment, this will prevent delays to the works.
Gentle reminder to all residents to return their balcony colour choice option to us, failure to do this will result in the option for your property reverting to the default choice as selected by My Base RTM.
Safety reminder - we would politely ask residents and their guests to refrain from disposing of cigerette's onto our scaffold.
Scaffolding is continuing to be erected on the Webber Street elevation and progressing well.
Mirrors to ease the entering and exiting of the car park area and scaffold gantry lights will be installed week commencing 28th March ’22
The scaffold alarm in place has been installed with fire detection only at this stage, for us to fully link our system with the buildings fire alarm we need to meet with the fire alarm engineers once the system has been fully commissioned
Pre- condition photo surveys of the flats throughout the block are in progress, if you have not yet made an appointment for your survey, which lasts no longer than 15 mins, please contact Luke your RLO.
Site compound set up, containing the site office and workers welfare has been installed in Webber St. Our site team will be based here, however being a working area we would request that you use the contact information provided to speak to the site team rather than entering.
Scaffold erection started on Monday 7th February and is progressing on schedule. The current works are slightly noisier than most works due to the scaffolding ties (which secures the scaffolding to the building) being drilled into the concrete slab and covered over.