London’s Camden Council has appointed Graham to lead fire safety remediation works in one of the high-rises of the Chalcots Estate.
3,000 residents had to be evacuated from the housing estate’s four buildings following cladding safety tests in June 2017, shortly after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Chalcots was refurbished between 2006 and 2009 by Partners for Improvement in Camden (PFIC), which has since entered liquidation.
One of the subcontractors working for PFIC on the refurbishment of Chalcots as part of a £66m deal was Rydon – the main contractor for the Grenfell Tower refurbishment before the fire.
Graham will carry out works to make Blashford Tower fire safety compliant and to improve its energy performance. This will include replacing the current windows and installing new cladding with solid aluminium panels featuring a natural anodised finish.
Blashford Tower is a 19-storey residential building with 73 flats within the 1960s Chalcots Estate.