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Propeller Crescent and Purley Way - building safety

We’ll be posting the latest news for Propeller Crescent and Purley Way 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

Wates is carrying out the removal and replacement of the external cladding, render and insulation works on the four blocks at Propeller Crescent and Purley Way.

Scaffolders continue to set up the scaffolding and remedial works to the zinc cladding.

Wates has set up its site offices. The site set up will be locked securely each night and over the weekends. We’ll keep you updated on progress throughout the works via this page and our monthly resident project meetings.

In response to queries raised by customers on the works site & scaffolding, security has been upgraded to now include 24/7 monitoring, including weekends. Usage of mobile phones and tablets has been limited to where necessary on the scaffold and extra protection (hoarding) has been added to the bottom of the scaffold to address unauthorised access.
If you have any concerns related to the project works on-site, please contact the Wates Site Manager, Tom or Liaison Manager, Dovile Catterick via the email They also are available for any questions related to the work, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm onsite.

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 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.

Project meeting, Wednesday 13 July at 4pm

The next project meeting will be held on Wednesday 13 July at 4pm. We’ll use the same Zoom link as previous meetings. Invitations will be sent out in advance.

Project: What we are doing

The original developer Wates will be replacing the external cladding, render and insulation on the four blocks a Propeller Crescent and Purley Way in Waddon.

Waking watch

We’ve had to change the evacuation strategy for the four blocks at Propeller Crescent and Purley Way 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.

We’re 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.


The project began in 2022. We will provide a programme once it is finalised.

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

You can download a copy of the latest fire risk assessment for Propeller Crescent and Purley Way (PDF, 10MB). Any actions in the fire risk assessment will be completed by the due date stated.

Get in touch

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