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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 - 24 June 2022

Works to remove and replace cladding and other parts of the external walls continues at Gary Court by EQUANS (previously Engie). Scaffold works are continuing along London and Sumner Roads and the internal courtyard. The removal of the external wall materials and reinstatement works on London Road has started.

EQUANS' Site Manager, Kevin Long (kevin.long@equans.com), and Resident Liaison Officer, Kim Marshall (07795 267418 or kim.marshall@equans.com), will be available Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

The resident liaison officer will continue with internal pre-condition surveys.

EQUANS has asked to take photos of customers’ homes for the pre-condition surveys. For customers that refuse to give EQUANS access - please be advised that we nor EQUANS will not accept responsibility for any potential damages, including cracked walls and fallen objects if we do not have the photos to show the condition of your home before the works began.

We want to remind everyone that only the four blue badge holders are supposed to park in the car park all the time. The choice has been made to reinstate the parking enforcement at Gary court and if you continue to park in the carpark without permission, you could receive a penalty charge notice which you will be liable for. Please note that any additional cars block access to the bin collection. This means that they will also block access for the fire brigade and emergency services should they need to attend Gary Court and may lead to possible legal or financial consequences.

 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that you do not smoke or have any naked flames, barbecuing or combustible materials on your balconies while our remediation works are going on. While we work on the scaffold, we kindly ask that you DO NOT use your balcony to avoid any risks.

Please note that unauthorised persons are NOT to access the scaffold at any time.

We’re sorry in advance for any inconvenience caused but thank you for your co-operation.

Project meeting, Wednesday 6 July at 12pm

The next project meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 July at 12pm. We’ll use the same Zoom link as previous meetings. Invitations will be sent out in advance.

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

You can download a copy of the latest fire risk assessment for Gary Court (PDF, 8MB). 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 residentfiresafety@hyde-housing.co.uk