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Millard Road - building safety

We’ll be posting the latest news for Millard Road, Deptford 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

Scaffolding has now completely been erected around Millard and Marlow houses and the removal and reinstatement of cladding and other parts of the external wall materials has started by EQUANS (previously Engie). This will include installing aluminium decking on balconies.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience that may be caused. Thank you for your co-operation.

EQUANS Site Manager, Andy Flood (andrew.flood@equans.com), and Resident Liaison Officer, Kim Marshall (07795 267418 or kim.marshall@equans.com), are available for any questions related to the work, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. The Resident Liaison Officer will also be continuing 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.

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 ongoing. While we work on the scaffold, we kindly request you not to use your balconies 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.

Next Project meeting: Wednesday 27 July at 12pm

The next project meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 12pm. We’ll use the same Zoom link as previous meetings. Invitations will be sent out in advance.

Project: What we are doing

We will remove and replace the external cladding at Millard Road, as well as 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 Millard Road 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. 
Millard Road customers will remain in their homes while these works take place.

Waking watch

To ensure resident safety we have had to change the evacuation strategy at Millard Road from ‘stay put’ to ‘simultaneous evacuation’ and install a waking watch to patrol the building, which will raise the alarm if a fire is discovered. The waking watch notifies the fire service and coordinates the evacuation of residents who need additional help.

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

We are continuously reviewing this and will remove the waking watch and revert back to the original ‘stay put’ policy as soon as it is safe to do so.

EWS1 forms

Along with a fire risk assessment and external wall inspection, an EWS1 survey will be carried out at the end of the project works and an EWS1 form issued to leaseholders and shared owners.

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 (FRA)

You can download a copy of the latest fire risk assessments for Millard Road below. 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