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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 - 23 May 2022

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

Wates has set up its site offices. The site set up will be locked securely each night and over the weekends. Scaffolders have started securing and setting up the scaffolding and remedial works to the zinc cladding has started. We’ll keep you updated on progress throughout the works via this page and our monthly resident project meetings.

If you have any concerns related to the project works on-site, please contact the Wates Site Manager, Tom or Liaison Manager, Dovile Catterick. They are available for any questions related to the work, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm onsite, or via

If you have any other queries, feel free to email us at or call us on freephone: 0800 3282 282. Our Customer Service team is available Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm. Please reference Safer Homes Fire Safety Project Team.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that you do not smoke or have any naked flames or combustible materials on your balconies while our remediation works are ongoing. While we work on the scaffold, we kindly request you not to use your balconies to avoid any risks.

Changes to the waking watch provider

We changed our service provider for the waking watch in your building. The patrol was handed over from Savills to Just Ask Services on Monday 9 May. Please be assured that we’ve worked with both providers on transferring all relevant property information.

Fire marshals will continue to patrol the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will conduct hourly checks and in the event of a fire, they will assist the fire brigade to ensure you can safely evacuate. Just Ask’s estate patrols are monitored in real time using GPS technology, allowing us to ensure the safest service for our customers.

Please remember that your building has a temporary ‘simultaneous evacuation’ strategy. So, if you’re alerted to a fire, you must evacuate the building immediately.

Next project meeting - Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 12 pm

The next project meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 June at 12pm via the same Zoom link, invitations will be sent out sooner to the date.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us via