We have been told by MHCLG that our application in respect of Claremont has been rejected on height grounds. We disagree with their position and have appealed the decision on the basis of the independent surveyors’ measurement of the building. We now expect to receive a decision in early May. We will update you as the appeal progresses.
In the meantime, we have also:
- Applied to the Waking Watch Relief Fund for grant funding to cover the costs of fire alarm installation for Claremont Court. We hope to have more news for you shortly.
- Recently tendered our fire alarm installation contract.
- Recently tendered for a new fire marshal service, to provide better value for money and a more effective service. We hope to make an appointment shortly, with an expected start date of 2 May 2021.
- Held ongoing discussions with the original developer, Hill Ltd, about what contribution they will make to the remediation works that are required and waking watch costs incurred.
Laurie Stroud is THCH's project manager leading on the Claremont Court fire safety cladding remediation project. Laurie is a qualified Chartered Surveyor (and former Housing Manager) employed by THCH since October 2019, to assist in the delivery of Recladding Projects. He started work in Housing Management in the mid 1980s and has a wealth of experience in delivering complex building projects, including at Director level.
Laurie's role within THCH is to coordinate the specialist consultants and obtain the relevant approvals for the delivery of Fire safety works (recladding and Alarms etc) including obtaining Grant Funding and managing works on site.
Laurie also has family links to Wapping area dating back to 1854
Laurie can be contacted via e-mail at Laurance.Stroud@thch.org.uk