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Gary Court - building safety

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

Latest update - 23 May 2022

EQUANS (previously Engie) is carrying out the removal and replacement of cladding and other parts of the external walls at Gary Court.

Scaffold works will continue in the internal courtyard and on London Road, so the removal of the existing façade build ups and reinstatement works on London Road can start.

The resident liaison officer will continue with internal pre-condition surveys.

EQUANS' Site Manager, Kevin Long (kevin.long@equans.com), and Resident Liaison Officer, Kim Marshall (07795 267418 or kim.marshall@equans.com), will be available Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. 

We’ve been made aware that residents are parking in the car park after work hours and over the weekend. We want to remind everyone that only the four blue badge holders are supposed to park in the car park all the time.

Please note that any additional cars block access to the bin collection. This means that they will also block access for the fire brigade and emergency services should they need to attend Gary Court and may lead to possible legal or financial consequences.

Building Safety Fund application

We’re still waiting for a decision on the outcome of our Building Safety Fund application. We continue to meet with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities but decisions continue to be delayed due to the volume of applications. We’re sorry, but this means we still can’t tell you when we’ll find out if we’ve been successful and, if we are, how much funding we’ll receive. We’ll update you as soon as we know more.

The Building Safety Fund Leaseholder and Resident Service

Government is publishing updates on how Building Safety Fund applications are progressing in the third week of each month on the Building Safety Fund Leaseholder and Resident Service website pages.

Customers must use a code unique to their building to access the service. We’ve shared this code with customers and can share it again via email, on request.

Project meeting, Wednesday 8 June, 4pm

The next project meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 June at 4pm. We’ll use the same Zoom link as previous meetings. Invitations will be sent out in advance.

Project: What we are doing

Work will involve removing and replacing the external cladding at Gary Court, including 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 Gary Court 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.
Gary Court customers will remain in their homes while these works take place.

EWS1 forms

Some residents have asked about the EWS1 (external wall system) certificate. The process of completing and issuing an EWS1 certificate cannot happen until the planned works are complete.

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 Gary Court (PDF, 9.8MB). 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