Gary Court - building safety

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

Latest update - 1 December 2023

Due to inclement weather, work at Gary Court has been delayed. We now expect all work to be completed by mid-December, with a satisfactory EWS1 form issued.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

Equans will make sure the car park area is cleaned after the work has been completed.

A 12-month defect walk around will be carried out in October 2024.

If you need additional information or have inquiries about the final stages of this project, please email Resident Liaison Officer (RLO) Mark Beckman at [email protected]. Mark is available Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

You can also find more information about the project on Equans’ Microsite: External Remediation Works.

Parking bays

Parking bays will be re-allocated after the car park has been cleaned.

However, we want to remind everyone that in the meantime, only the four blue badge holders have permission to park in the car park. This is to reinstate the parking enforcement at Gary Court. If you park in the carpark without permission, you could receive a penalty charge notice.

Please note that any additional cars block access to the bin collection. This means that they’ll also block access for the fire brigade and emergency services should they need to attend Gary Court. Blocking access may lead to possible legal or financial consequences.

Health and Safety

Unauthorised persons are NOT to access the scaffold at any time.

Building Safety Fund

We’ve received the total amount of our application from the Government’s Building Safety Fund for the cladding and insulation work project at Gary Court.

This means that the total cost of this project will be covered by the fund.

Section 20B notices

The Building Safety Act came into force in April 2022, and is a new and comprehensive piece of legislation, with some key protections for leaseholders against costs. We’re looking into what this means in relation to the waking watch costs and understand how important it is for you to have an answer for this. We’ll provide you with a further update and confirmation as soon as we can.

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

Project: What we are doing

Work will involve removing and replacing the external cladding at Gary Court, including replacing the external wall insulation. This work will be carried out in sections, so that all homes are watertight at the end of each working day. We’ll be replacing the external façade at Gary Court with non-combustible materials. Once we’ve entered into a contract, we’ll be able to share a final scope of works and an estimated programme with you. Gary Court customers will remain in their homes while these works take place.

EWS1 forms

Some residents have asked about the EWS1 (external wall system) certificate. The process of completing and issuing an EWS1 certificate cannot happen until the planned works are complete. 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

Download a copy of the latest fire risk assessments for Gary Court:

Any actions in the fire risk assessment will be completed by the due date stated.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact us via [email protected]