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At present, there are a number of major works projects underway that will repair and improve the Golden Lane Estate. The Golden Lane Major Works Core Officer Group has been formed to ensure a consistent approach to communication, programming and delivery of these works in line with the original vision for the Golden Lane Estate and its listed requirements. Details of the current projects are listed below. This information was updated Tuesday 26 June 2018.

Cullum Welch House Concrete Testing and Repairs

The Cullum Welch House concrete works have already commenced, our contractor ENGIE UK (formally Keepmoat) have been appointed and are currently carrying out the investigation and design stage for the balustrade replacement.  This will then be followed by the balustrade installation and wider concrete repairs.

Golden Lane Estate Concrete Repairs

Our Contractor Engie UK (formally Keepmoat), have been appointed and works have already commenced starting with Crescent House and the car parks, with the other estates to follow in due course. Any noisy works will be carried out between 10am to 4pm. You can contact the Senior Contracts Manager Leigh Fussell on 020 7490 8851 if you have any queries regarding the concrete repairs.

Community Centre Refurbishment

We are awaiting a few minor changes to process the sign-off by Building Control, to complete the project by the end of June 2018.  We are hoping this all will be concluded in line with the launch event planned for the 14 July. 

Great Arthur House - Conversion of Base to Residential Units

Residents will be aware that we are proposing to turn the ground floor of Great Arthur House into three much-needed wheelchair-accessible flats, one of which is likely to be an extra-care facility for City residents who are leaving hospital but unable to return straight home.  Two planning applications have been submitted to allow this; one for the three flats and one to allow three members of the estate team to be based in the Community Centre Office.

The planning application was submitted for the conversion of base area project on 27 April 2018. Whilst it has a standard eight-week determination period, it will then go to committee which may extend it by approximately four weeks.

You can view progress of the planning application using the application reference number PP-0699110v1.

Great Arthur House

Practical completion on Great Arthur House is due early summer 2018, this will be followed by a period of checking and snagging. The mast climbers are gradually being dismantled but the site will not be entirely dismantled at the end of the works, as the same contractor will be doing the concrete works and keeping some of the site intact for the project.

Great Arthur House - Front Door Replacements

Committee have approved the recommendations for replacement of the front doors with modern Fire Safety doors. Work has commenced for the design of the front doors.  The doors will need to be approved by Planning and tested.

Electrical Testing Programme

Committee approval has been granted for testing the electrics and fire detection installation within tenanted properties, and our contractors Guardian Consultancy Ltd have been appointed to carry out the works, which are due to commence in July.  Leaseholders are required to arrange for their own internal electrical safety checks, as this does not form part of this contract.

Boiler Replacement Programme

Boiler installations across the wider Estate have been completed. There were approximately 45 boilers on hold due to on-going works at Great Arthur House. Preparations are now being made to recommence and complete the remaining flats.

City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI)

From week beginning 18 June 2018, for one week only ISG will be undertaking a photographic conditions survey to the perimeter pavements and carriageways on the Golden Lane Estate.  This will involve one operative on site using a video camera and is not envisaged to cause any disruption on the estate.

Please be aware that contractors will be carrying out setting out surveys on the Golden Lane Estate from the week commencing 8 May 2018.

Works will include operatives taking measurements on site with tapes and tripods. If you have any questions regarding these works, please contact the Estate Office on 020 7253 2556.

In the coming months there will be further works commencing on site. Details will be shared with residents on this webpage, via the COLPAI webpage, estate newsletters and facebook.

Golden Lane Playground

The official opening of the playground will be held on Saturday 14 July 2018, on the same day as the opening of the Golden Lane Community Centre, there will be taster workshops, tours of the estate and the playground, performances, children's activities, information stalls, a big lunch and much more, it will be a fun day for the residents and locals.   

Lighting and Wayfinding

An amended Lighting and Wayfinding brief has been received and reviewed. The City are now assessing the next steps. Download the last minutes for the residents meeting (1MB) on 13 December 2017.

For up to date information, email the Project Manager Leila Ben Hassel,

Stock Condition Surveys

Stock Condition Surveys on the Golden Lane Estate, carried out by Savills, have now completed, with an access rate of 84%. Draft reports have been reviewed by Officers. An executive summary will be widely distributed by the Estate, details will be available on this webpage.

Fire Safety Works

Residents are able to view Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) for Golden Lane via the City of London Housing Fire Safety webpage.

All residents of Great Arthur House will have received a letter with the latest updates on the fire safety works. In line with this, Officers have also produced a leaflet on the fire alarm(112KB).

Residents will continue to be updated with progress on this web page, via estate monthly updates, direct contact from Officers and on the Golden Lane Estate Facebook page.

Window Programme

Leaseholder Section 20 consultations are now complete, and we will be going out to tender for the services of a multidisciplinary Design Team; including Architect, Quantity Surveyor and Communications Consultant by mid July2018.  This is a five-year programme of works covering multiple Estates.  Once the Design Team are in place we will be undertaking detailed options appraisals and liaising with Planning and all stakeholders to agree on compliant designs for the refurbishment.

Gullies and Drainage

Minor repairs to gullies and drainage services will be carried out during the summer across all estates. A five-year service contract for maintenance and clearing will then be procured.

Decent Homes

Our contractor TSG have been appointed to upgrade the kitchens and bathrooms. Due to the kitchen design and listed building status on Golden Lane Estate, re-surveys have had to be done.  This will cause a slight delay in works commencing. TSG anticipate being on site in July to start works.

Redecorations Works

Our contractors K&M McLoughlin Decorating Ltd are currently on site at Crescent House assessing the repairs that will be required in advance of the redecorations works being carried out.

During the works residents will need to remove external plants and other items to allow full access. The Estate Office will be contacting residents regarding a temporary storage area for these items during the works. If you have any queries relating to the storage, please contact the Estate Office.

Water Tank Replacement

The invitation to tender is nearly complete and the tender assessment is due to complete by the beginning of July 2018.  Once the tenders have been assessed the section 20 consultation letters will go out to all leaseholders.  These are expected to go out towards the end of July or beginning of August 2018.

Leaseholder Payment Options

The City of London recognises that it can be difficult for some leaseholders to pay for the cost of major works to their property in one go. We therefore have a number of ways to support you with this. Download the guide on payment options for leaseholders (449KB).

Conservation Management Plan

City Officers are developing a new Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Golden Lane Estate. The aim of the CMP is to provide clear guidance for officers, consultants and contractors when carrying out repairs, maintenance and refurbishment works on the Estate. Many residents have come forward to show their interest in this project. All those who have expressed an interest will be contacted directly in the next few weeks.

Facebook Link

A link to this page is now available from the Golden Lane Estate Facebook page.

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