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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 Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Cullum Welch House Concrete Testing and Repairs

The Cullum Welch House concrete works have commenced, our contractor ENGIE UK are carrying out detailed investigative works on the balustrades. This will be followed by an approved and manufacture process prior to installation.  Residents are unlikely to see a significant presence on site until this initial design approvals process has been concluded.

Golden Lane Estate Concrete Repairs

The concrete repair works have commenced on site, starting with Crescent House. At present, contractor present on site is minimal, this will increase as work progresses. Any noise work will be carried out between 10am to 4pm.  If you have any queries regarding the concrete repair works, you can contact the Senior Contracts Manager Leigh Fussell on 020 7490 8851.

Lift Refurbishment

The final testing of the second lift at Cullum Welch House is scheduled to conclude by the end of May. Once this has been completed, the lift will return to full service.  This will conclude the Golden Lane Lift Refurbishment programme.

Community Centre Refurbishment

We are awaiting a few minor changes to process the sign off by building control, following this the Community Centre refurbishment project will be completed.  We are hoping this will all be concluded within the next two to three weeks, in line with the launch event planned for the 14 July. 

An additional planning application has been submitted regarding a change of use in part of the community centre, to allow the estate office to move into the office space.  The application was submitted on the 11 May.

Great Arthur House - Conversion of Base to Residential Units

The planning application was submitted for this 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, this will be followed by a period of checking and snagging.  The mast climbers are gradually being dismantled and residents will be advised once the site is due to be cleared. 

Great Arthur House - Front Door Replacements

Committee have approved the recommendations for replacement of the front doors with modern Fire Safety doors. We are now arranging for testing based around the current design of the doors, the findings will form the basis of suitable replacements. Further updates will follow once the testing is complete.

Electrical Testing Programme

The contract for the testing of electrical services within tenanted properties is due to start in June.  We will inform you on the arrangements when details are available.  Leaseholders ae 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.

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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 estate newsletters and facebook.

Golden Lane Playground

Works on the playground were completed on 19 March 2018 and a successful safety inspection took place on 21 March 2018. The playground is now open to the public and has received some positive reviews.  For further information on the playground, email the Project Manager Leila Ben-Hassel,   

Leila.Ben-Hassel@cityoflondon.gov.uk. You can also view our Golden Lane playground page for further updated information.

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, Leila.Ben-Hassel@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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

The action plan for Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) was presented to Committee in early May 2018. Further details will be available on this website.

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 consultation letters were distributed on 17 May 2018.  Once the consultation period closes we will be issuing the Invitation to Tender for the design team.

Gullies and Drainage

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

Decent Homes

Due to listed building consent issues some decent homes works were delayed.  The issues have now been resolved, with our contractor TSG now making appointments to resurvey.

Redecorations Works

Our contractors K&M 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 was anticipated to go live towards the end of April.  This was delayed slightly but the tender went live on the 8 May 2018.  Once the tender evaluations have been completed we will be issuing long Leaseholders with the next stage Section 20 consultations letters.

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.

If you would like to make a comment regarding this web page, please email GLMWP@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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