Bolanachi Building - building safety

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Latest update - 13 June 2024

S20 Notice for completed Timber Replacement Works

We can confirm that we’re not recharging leaseholders for the timber replacement works that were completed following the S20 Notice we issued dated 25 March 2021. We’ll be issuing a retraction for this notice.

We’re happy to confirm that we now have a proposal for the required remediation work, which is currently with our fire engineer to confirm that the works will result in a favourable EWS1 rating.

We expect to receive confirmation from our engineer in about 4-6 weeks. Once we have this, we’ll then confirm what the next steps are. We’re doing all we can to progress this.

We’ll provide you with a further update on towards the end of July, we have information to share before then.

Building Safety Fund applications and current position with Rooff Ltd

We’ve made two applications to the fund. The first was in relation to the completed timber replacement works, which was denied, and on appeal the denial was upheld, meaning no funding was received for them. The second one for the brick works has been accepted based on a proposed solution made to resolve the identified issues. This application has been accepted in principle, remains in place and could be progressed should we need to.

A fire engineer will be involved throughout the project to ensure a favourable EWS1 form is issued within six to eight weeks after the work is completed.

If you start the selling, remortgaging or staircasing process before we have an updated EWS1 and lenders require confirmation from us about the position, please email us at [email protected]

We’re sorry for the delay with the EWS1 form for your building. We understand the uncertainty this may cause and thank you for your patience.

What to do in the event of a fire

The evacuation strategy is ‘simultaneous evacuation’. This means that if you're alerted to a fire, you must evacuate the building immediately.

Find out what to do in the event of a fire.

Download a copy of your building’s fire risk assessment

You can download a copy of the latest fire risk assessment for Bolanachi Building (PDF, 7MB). Any actions in the fire risk assessment will be completed by the due date stated.

Get in touch

If you have any questions relating to the project, please email us at [email protected]