Packington - building safety - phase 2

News updates for phase 2 of the remedial work project at Packington Estate

We’ll be posting the latest news for phase 2 here, so please bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the work we’re doing to keep everyone safe.

Latest update – 9 November 2023

Please don’t pull the Monarflex around the building down or cut holes in it.

This can present safety risks and could result in accidents and falling materials.

Only authorised staff are allowed to make changes to the scaffold and material. Unauthorised persons are not allowed to access or interfere with the scaffold at any time.

If you’d like to request modifications to the Monarflex, please email Rydon’s Resident Liaison Officer (RLO), Michelle Becouarn at [email protected].

Render and zinc work has commenced and EWI work in the light wells on the back of the building continues. The work is being carried out via mobile scaffold towers.

Please see scaffold design here (PDF, 384KB).

Progress on the approval of conditions to start is being made between Rydon and Islington Borough Council. (But, formal approval certification is only added upon completion of the works).

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that you don’t smoke or have naked flames, flammable materials, or barbecue on your balconies while our remediation works are going on.

If you smoke, make sure you stub cigarettes out and don’t flick them off your balcony.

While we work on the scaffold, we kindly ask that you don’t use your balcony to avoid any risks. Please note that unauthorised persons are not to access the scaffold at any time.

If you have any questions regarding the final stages of the project, please email Michelle at [email protected]. Michelle will be available Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 5pm.    

Resident project meeting:

Our next phase 2 resident project meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 December at 1pm. Invitations will be sent via email in advance of the meeting.

Project summary

Render (EWI) – we’re inserting vertical and/or horizontal fire barriers and over-render with a new topcoat to all areas.

Zinc Cladding – we’re installing a horizontal barrier to the ‘shadow gap’ and a new perimeter barrier to the base to balconies and private terraces and a vertical barrier to the window reveal. Ventilation sleeves are also being renewed.

Spandrel Panels between windows will have the fire break behind the panel updated.

Balcony decking on balconies that interacts with the zinc cladding are being replaced with a non-combustible aluminium decking.

Get in touch

If you have any questions relating to this, please email us at [email protected].