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Date updated: 9/16/2021

At present there are a number of major works projects underway that will repair and improve the Middlesex Street Estate. Details of the current projects are listed below. 

If you have any questions regarding progress, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager at City public Realm, where they will be very happy to explain to you what is happening. 

The City of London Corporation and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are working together to rejuvenate Petticoat Lane Market. The team continues to work on the detailed public realm designs so we can commence with construction works later this year. 

Further consultation on proposed improvements to the central section of Middlesex Street will follow in summer/autumn 2021, and we will share the details on Give My View - Petticoat Lane. You can also sign-up to receive project and/or construction updates directly to your mailbox or email City Public Realm if you would like more information or have any questions about the project. 

A sample of the exterior boxing (shown below) for the communal heating has been installed for any residents interested to view, this is located on the fourth floor by lift number four on the Gravel Lane side. Also, for the communal heating we have photos showing the old boiler and the new boiler (bottom of page) located in the basement of Petticoat Tower. As the distribution pipework for the cold water system is to be installed soon, the surveys for the heating project will be delayed, and in-flat installations will now commence early in the new year, 2022.  

For any other enquiries regarding this project, please contact the Major Works Team. 

Works to the play area will be started in the week commencing 20 September 2021 and are likely to be finished in early October. This will mean the closure of the play area for the duration of the works and residents are asked to ensure that children are kept away from the compound until after it has been checked and handed back to the City.

Due to issues with labour supplies, the works to hopefully reduce noise pollution from within the ball games area have been delayed, but we are hopeful that they will be completed during September. The works involve putting a more flexible fence to form an inner skin within the area which, when hit by a ball, should be less noisy than the wooden boards which have been removed.

We are still in discussion with other firms about these works, but the issue of possible external funding is delaying progress. As soon as we have any more information, we will let residents know.

Approval has now been granted to appoint TSG Building Services Limited to install the new cold water system alongside the heating works which they are already undertaking. This will minimise disruption to residents and mean that all works will be carried out more quickly. Access arrangements will be made directly by TSG and residents are asked that they continue their cooperation, which is very much appreciated.

Housing Fire Safety - City of London Corporation to view the Middlesex Street FAQ’s.

This project is now near completion. Once the doors are installed, they must not be wedged open, or tampered with, as this would compromise the warranty. For any other enquiries regarding this project, please contact the Major Works Team.

If you have questions regarding the progress of the outdoor leisure facilities, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager at City Public Realm 

Petticoat Tower has now changed in the sequence of the programme, and the works will commence in March 2022. This is due to pressures on the programme with the other blocks on the other estates in the project, as well as the need to fit in more effectively, following the installation of the new hot and cold water systems in Petticoat Tower. 

We have put together a question and answer information leaflet on the retrofit sprinklers and a booklet giving you information on the sprinklers for Petticoat Tower (both can be accessed below). 

For any queries regarding this project, please contact the New Development and Special Projects Team. 

Petticoat Tower Retrofitted Water Suppression Sprinklers Question and Answers PDF (200KB)
Date submitted: 6/08/21

Question and Answers on the Retrofitted Water Suppression Sprinklers for Petticoat Tower.

Petticoat Tower Sprinkler System Booklet PDF (700KB)
Date submitted: 7/12/21

Residents information booklet for a fire sprinkler system at Petticoat Tower.