Ground-breaking fire remediation project completes | News

Ground-breaking fire remediation project completes

After a 10-month fire remediation project, our Claremont Court residents can move forward into 2024 with confidence, as they have received a new EWS B1 Certificate for their building.

Claremont Court, built in 2010 and home to 45 leaseholders, was previously a B2 building, meaning it required remedial works to improve the safety of the building.

The remediation project was one of the first in the country to use the new PAS9980 methodology. The PAS9980 standard was developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in January 2022, as a new code of practice for managing and reducing fire risk in high-rise residential buildings. The £3 million project was funded by developers, Hill, to ensure costs were not at the expense of residents.

Improvements first began in 2022, when we installed new fire alarms and carried out fire compartmentalisation work. In February 2023, the remediation project began. The project involved removing combustible insulation and replacing defective fire barriers and timber cladding with safe materials. Other works included the removal of balcony cladding, balcony soffits, glazing to the top floor panels, and the balcony’s gulley and rainwater system.

THCH project manager, Laurance Stroud, said:

I’d like to thank the residents for their cooperation and patience with this project. It helped us to move the project along efficiently, and to say we’ve completed a remediation project such as this within 10 months, is a real success. Residents feeling safe in their home is a priority for us at THCH, and I hope going forward residents continue to feel safe and proud of their home and community.  

And while one project comes to an end, another begins.

By 2025, our building safety programme will achieve a B1 rating for our buildings over 18 metres. This means we’re continually working and committing resources to improve safety across our community. This year, we’ll be commencing building safety projects at Peter and Painter House, Stuttle House, Geoffrey Woolley House and Leopold Buildings.

Keep up to date with our projects by visiting our Building Safety page.

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