Bolanachi Building - building safety

We’ll be posting the latest news for Bolanachi Building, Bermondsey customers here, so please bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the work we’re doing to keep everyone safe.

Latest update - 19 April 2024

Our experts are now liaising with Rooff to agree the schedule of works for Bolanachi Building. This is following our experts review of survey findings.

We’ve issued a draft work agreement to Rooff which is being reviewed by their legal team.

We’re doing all we can to progress this as fast as possible. We’ll provide you with a further update in June, unless progress is made before then.

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.

Building Safety Fund applications & 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.

We’re sorry for the delay in further updates on next steps. Rooff Ltd is still working on their remediation proposals. We await the outcome of the further investigations and have asked for a time frame following the investigations. We’ll update you all as soon as we know more.

If you have any queries, please email us at [email protected].


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

We’re waiting for results of the investigations. Further investigations need to be done before a EWS1 with a satisfactory rating (A1 .2 or B1 instead of A3 or B2) can be issued.

We've sent an email to all email addresses we have on our records, if you haven’t received it or have further questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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.

EWS1 forms

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

If you want to find out more about EWS1 forms, please visit our EWS pages, where you can find an overview of the issues surrounding external wall surveys and the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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]