Headcorn and Tenterden FRA Works
Homes for Haringey
April 2021 to July 2021
Greyline have completed fire safety works to three low-rise blocks for Homes for Haringey in Headcorn and Tenterden Roads. The project involved the installation of automatic fire detection systems, fire door installations and fire compartmentation work across all three blocks which serve 78 individual flats.
A key element of the works was to establish effective compartmentation within the existing riser cupboards. During the survey stage of the project asbestos was identified within the wall panelling of each riser, requiring licensed removal before works progress. Our team established that an airtight enclosure would need to be created around each riser cupboard door to support the safe removal of materials. Working in this manner would directly impact on the access and egress of residents from their homes, as flat entrance doors would directly enter our controlled areas. Recognising residents remaining in occupation presented a serious risk to the safe delivery of the works, we worked with our client Homes for Haringey to develop a temporary decant strategy, successfully decanting 231 residents.
The three blocks have 14 stair cores between them. We programmed AIB removal so that one stair core at a time could be completed in an optimum timeframe of one day, presenting minimal disruption to residents. The decant was managed by our team, working collaboratively with the client to provide each resident with access to an individual hotel room for the day, lunch vouchers and transport to and from the hotel from their home. To support tenants in the process, we provided our Resident Liaison Officer, Nicola Brayne, who worked closely with a counterpart RLO from the client team. The full AIB removal element was completed as part of an efficient 14-day rolling programme.
“Just to let you know how thrilled I am at the success of the decant of 14 blocks at Headcorn & Tenterden and to congratulate the team on site. The star of the show has to go to Nicola Brayne who worked relentlessly on ensuring the decant went ahead as planned, she had the foresight to predict problems before they arose and overcome any difficulties as they occurred and all with a smile on her face. Nicola went more than the extra mile to make the decant stay on programme, I can’t stress enough about how much of an asset she is to your business. Another big thank you to your site manager Razvan who has been supporting Nicola and has been adaptable with a great ‘can do’ attitude, in fact the whole team on site has enabled the Fire Safety to progress through their hard work and determination in less than easy times.”
Lauren Parker – Senior Project Manager, Homes for Haringey
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