Packington - building safety - phases 3 and 4

News updates for phases 3 & 4 of the remedial work project at Packington Estate

We’ll be posting the latest news for phases 3 & 4 here, so please bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the work we’re doing to keep everyone safe.

Thank you to everyone who joined our recent project meeting. Please see latest update slides here (PDF, 314KB)

Latest update – 3 May 2024

Resident project meeting

Our next phase 3 and 4 resident project meeting will be held on Wednesday 5 June 2024 via zoom.

Invitations will be sent via email in advance of the meeting.

Please see latest updates slides here (PDF, 416KB)

Progress summary

Phase 3

  • Scaffold erection is complete
  • Insulation on the fire breaks (lightwells, render panel and walls) is complete
  • Work on spandrel panels is complete
  • Zinc work is in progress
  • The brickwork is ongoing
  • Decking replacement has started

Phase 4

  • Scaffolding strike – in progress
  • Zinc work is complete
  • Decking replacement is complete
  • Rendering is complete
  • Spandrel panel work is complete
  • Scaffold erection is complete
  • EWI work on the light wells – complete
  • The brickwork survey is complete

We expect work across both phases to finish by Spring 2024.

The EWS1 form will be issued 4 - 6 weeks after the work is completed on each block.

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.

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 these two phases, please email us at [email protected].