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.

Latest update – 8 December 2023

Christmas Closure

Our site at Packington – phase 3 and 4 will be closed over the Christmas period from Wednesday 20 December 2022 to Tuesday 2 January 2023. Rydon’s staff will be unavailable during this time. However, 24/7 scaffold and site compound security staff will be present during this period.

Monarflex scaffold sheeting will be removed from the scaffold during and re-installed when the site re-opens.

Scaffold laydown and storage area etc. will all be temporarily removed and relocated to the site compound.

In case of an emergency, please seek assistance from the onsite security staff. Please note that the security staff can only address concerns related to the construction site. Please report all other emergencies to Hyde, by calling 0800 3 282 282.                        

We’re carrying out investigations into the brickwork. Once the report has been finalised, we’ll update you if any work is required.

Phase 3

The EWI work in the light wells on the back of the building is complete. 

Work on spandrel panels is in progress.

Please see the expected scaffold impact on the block (PDF, 388KB) 

Phase 4

Scaffold erection on phase 4 continues.                                   

The EWI work to the light wells is complete, and the EWI work to the rest of the block is in progress.                       

Zinc work will follow once the scaffold erection is complete.

Please see the expected scaffold impact on the block (PDF, 332KB) 

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

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

Notice for ground floor flats

Please keep all ground-floor flat gardens clear of any personal belongings while work is ongoing. A 10-foot storage cabin for garden items and a disposal skip are onsite.

We advise that you don’t use your garden while work is ongoing to avoid any safety risks.

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.

Resident project meeting

Our next phase 3 and 4 resident project meeting will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2023 at 12pm via zoom.

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