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    Tiling on Stanley Cohen House

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 30 January 2018.

Cullum Welch House Concrete Testing and Repairs

The contract has been withdrawn from Engie due to commercial and delivery issues. The Project has been retendered and the tender closed in early January 2019. Tenders will now be evaluated, and works are due to start in the Spring of 2019. The scope of works remains the same.

Golden Lane Estate Concrete Repairs

Concrete Testing & Repair works are almost complete. Outstanding works are due to be completed by mid-February 2019, with much of the works remaining being painting to the already completed repairs. The scaffolding has now been removed from Crescent House.

Any noisy works will be carried out between 10am to 4pm. If you have any queries regarding the concrete repair works, please contact the Senior Contracts Manager Leigh Fussell on 020 7490 8851.

Great Arthur House - Conversion of Base to Residential Units

The detailed design process has commenced for the new flats, with our architect working closely with the Mechanical and Electrical engineers and the Planning department.

Great Arthur House

The works were completed in August 2018 and are currently under a one-year defect warranty, which will expire in August 2019. Any issues with the new windows should be reported through the repairs system.

Great Arthur House - Front Door Replacements

Preparations are being made to remove one of the doors and an interim replacement will be fitted. As there are backlogs in the UK test centres, the team intend to use European test centres, having confirmed that they comply with UK standards of accreditation. We are awaiting final approval from Planning as well as confirmation around the dates for the tests to be booked in. Once the tests have been carried out and results received, we should be able to give further updates.

Electrical Testing Programme

To date 311 properties have had electrical testing checks completed on Golden Lane and Middlesex Street by Guardian. On Golden Lane Estate 46 properties have had remedial works carried out. We currently have four properties outstanding, where appointments need to be booked. There are 70 completed satisfaction surveys completed to date by residents on the Golden Lane Estate and Middlesex Street Estate.

Testing of Landlords Electrical Installations

The long Leaseholder pre-tender consultation letters have been completed, and the tender documents for procurement are almost finalised. It is still expected that the invitations to tender will be issued in January 2019. The works are still scheduled to start in Spring 2019. The contract will cover several of our estate, so the exact start date for Golden Lane will not be known until the contractor has been appointed.

Boiler Replacement Programme

We are pleased to advise that the remaining boilers at Great Arthur House have been replaced. Any resident that experiences issues with their heating should contact the Repairs team on 0800 035 0003.

Heating - Crescent House & Cullum Welch House

A report has been submitted to Committee for approval and further notice of events and feedback will be issued in due course.

COLPAI Project

ISG are continuing the soft-strip and demolition of the site. As part of the demolition phase, concrete will be crushed on-site for use during the construction phase. We estimate that 2,000m3 of concrete and brick will be crushed and reused on-site. Following the demolition phase, enabling works will be taking place on-site to prepare for construction to begin, this will include pile probing.

Please come and join us at the COLPAI project progress event. The project team, including the City of London Corporation and ISG, our appointed contractor, will be on-hand to discuss the recent gas leak incident at Basterfield House and answer any questions you may have. This event will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Tudor Rose Court, Dining Room, 35 Fann Street, London, EC2Y 8DY. Please feel free to come along at any time.

we have explored various options for an area of respite to find a quiet space for the local community. Following deliberation, we have set-up an area of respite in the Golden Lane Estate Community Centre. You are welcome to use the break-out space in the lower ground floor of the centre where there are tea and coffee making facilities as well as Wi-Fi. The space is fully accessible and will be available to use Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

We will continue to keep you updated on the works taking place on site. Please get in touch with us if you would like to share your thoughts, have any queries about the project or would like to subscribe to email updates.

You can get in touch with the team via our website Colpai Project, or email us

Golden Lane Community Centre - Update

Arrangements have been made with our contractor, Quinn's, to return to the Golden Lane Community Centre to carry out further minor additional building and improvement works including

  • The installation of disabled ramps - one ramp has now been installed.
  • Installation of an intercom to the front entrance door.
  • Changing some defective lights.

As a result of the planned consultation works, we have decided not to proceed with the works to enlarge the interview room at this stage. This work will likely need to be done at a future date, regardless of the outcome of the consultation process and the future use of the space.

This matter was discussed with colleagues in our Planning department prior to discussions and agreement regarding consultation. At this time, they confirmed, in principle, that they would have no objection to this proposal. They did, however, advise that Building Regulations Approval would be required. We have not made an application for Building Regulations Approval and, as such, are not in a position to progress with this work.

Lighting and Wayfinding

The Golden Lane Lighting Review (3.4MB) document outlines the various lighting on the Estate. We have worked in-house on research on original lighting, on recording and categorising all existing lighting fittings across the estate, to minimise the cost of fees of the consultant. We are hoping to have a concept design developed so we can meet and share with residents. 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.

Fire Safety

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).

A functional fire alarm has been installed and set as a phase evacuation, where the fire alarm activates from the two floors above and one below will evacuate the building, and the remaining floors will receive an intermittent beep to standby.

Should any resident have questions about the alarm system, including the evacuation process, please contact the Estate Office.

London Fire Brigade Home

The Fire Brigade currently deliver free Home Fire Safety Visits (2.17MB) every year and with the visits they will also fit fire alarms in all areas where fires can start, including bedrooms and living rooms.

The London Fire Brigade now provide specialist alarms for deaf people/people with hearing impairments. They can provide standalone alarm systems and replacement alarm heads for bellman systems as part of a Home Fire Safety Visit. The alarms are free of charge and are fitted as part of the Home Fire Safety Visit.

If you are interested in receiving a visit from the London Fire Brigade or would like further information on the fire alarms, please call Freephone 0800 028 4428 or email the Fire Brigade.

Windows Replacement Programme (Including Wider redecorations)

We are currently re-evaluating the tender approach. Further updates will be made available to residents once the decision has been agreed.

Once the Design Team is in place, we will be assessing which estate will need to be prioritised, and once we have an agreed programme of dates for each estate we will communicate this to the resident. The redecorations for the internal and external common parts will commence once the replacement of the windows is complete.

Decent Homes

Officers have worked closely with Planning and TSG to deliver the Decent Home's standard, keeping in line with the listed building guidelines on Golden Lane. We have completed decent homes work in 38 properties on Golden Lane Estate to date and received 24 satisfaction surveys.

Water Tank Replacement

Cold water tank replacement works have been scheduled to commence on Cuthbert Harrowing House on 21 October 2019, the works should take approximately six days to complete. Great Arthur House works will commence on the 4 May 2020 and should take approximately five days to complete.

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

The first meeting of the Golden Lane Estate Conservation Management Plan Working Party took place on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Facebook Link

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

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