Welcome to our site works update for May
Since our previous update
To further promote fire safety, the site has successfully implemented automatic windows. These have been installed at the end of each corridor of the floors.
The automatic windows are set to automatically open in the event of a fire, the smoke detectors fitted into the system will send a message to the fire alarm panel to open the window, when a level of smoke is detected.
As previously stated in our last newsletter, works to the Bell Tower refurbishment has resumed. We expect to complete these works by early July 2022.
Site team update:
As previously mentioned, the new Site Manager Sergiu has replaced the scheme's previous Site Manager, Daniel Barbu. Sergiu started working at Chelsea Court in late April and has quickly adjusted to his responsibilities, site and site team. If you need to speak to Sergiu please contact him on 07977 165 330.
Fire kills - but YOU can prevent it!
To assist you in keeping yourself, your home and others safe from fire, we have sourced a number of guidance documents to help understand the risks and what you can do to prevent them.
DID YOU KNOW? A working smoke alarm could save you in a fire - 35 people die each year because their smoke alarm is not working!
Test your smoke alarms every month and change your battery every year or when necessary.
- Check your smoke alarms are safe
- Check your smoke alarms work
- Put your smoke alarms in the right place
DID YOU KNOW? Every 6 days someone dies in a home fire started by a cigarette!
Make sure fires do not start:
- Keep children out of the kitchen when you are cooking
- Stay in the kitchen if you are cooking with fat - fat can set on fire easily
- Use plugs safely - too many in one socket can start a fire
- Check for broken plugs and wires
- Put out cigarettes when finished
- Put candles in a holder and keep them away from things that may burn
DID YOU KNOW? Faulty electrics cause about 6,000 fires in the home each year!
Think about how to get out safely, make a plan to get out fast. Phone 999 for the fire and rescue service. If your clothes are on fire - stop, drop and roll!
For more information about preventing a fire in your home and how to make your home safe, please view the Make your home safe guidance document saved here.
In the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call 999.
Staff that run the Chelsea Physic Garden are looking for Friends to help support them.
Sitting on the Thames embankment, and sheltered by high walls, the Chelsea Physic Garden is one of the oldest and most respected botanic gardens in Europe. Founded in 1673 by The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London for its apprentices to study medicinal plants and their uses, it became one of the most important centres of botany and plant exchange in the world. Chelsea Physic Garden's plant collection is unique in being the only botanic garden collection focused on medicinal, herbal and useful plants.
Today, as an independent charity, they reply on visitors, friends and supporters to help protect and nurture the Garden for future generations.
As mentioned in our latest resident newsletter, residents of Chelsea Court can apply for a pass to access the garden. If you would like to receive one, please contact Allayna on 07990 980 672 or Daniel on 07500 998 881.
For more information about the Chelsea Physic Garden or how to become a Friend of the garden, please visit: https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/
The Chelsea Court site team received an impressive score of 45/45 for their latest audit visit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) after scoring top marks in each of the three categories.
On 30th March, a CCS monitor visited Chelsea Court and carried out his audit of the site, commenting things like “There is extensive liaison with both the client’s representative on the site and residents; an RLO is in post and the provision of a site specific microsite is commendable.” and “Emphasis is placed on elderly residents and the site strive to ensure that there is minimal disruption whilst the works are in progress.”
The CCS is an independent organisation founded to raise standards in the construction industry to ensure all construction sites present an image of competent management, efficiency, awareness of environmental issues and above all neighbourliness. Monitors from the scheme regularly audit our sites to ensure we are adhering to the scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice which is designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirement.
Each audit is split into three categories; respect for the community, protecting the environment and valuing the workforce each with a potential score out of 15 with a total combined max score of 45 available. To score above 13 in any category warrants an excellent level of achievement for that category.
Congratulations to Stephen, Daniel, Adie, Allayna and the rest of the site team, who work so hard every day to maintain such high standards
Welcome to our site works update for February
Since our last update:
- We are finalising the refurbishment works to West Wing properties (5th floor to 1st floor) and currently working through Occupational Therapy adaptations required to your new bathrooms
- We have finished the refurbishment works in the West Wing emergency stairwell and are currently installing a new one
- We are currently testing and commissioning newly installed Life Safety Equipment, whilst also awaiting Fire Safety Certification for all the refurbishment works carried out to West Wing properties
- We are aiming to complete the works to West Wing properties and organise viewings for residents in March to see the refurbished homes before moves in April
Pre-visit viewing of your property
During March, we will be organising a viewing to the newly refurbished properties in the West Wing, with each individual resident moving back to the West Wing. We will offer a 30 min visit for residents wishing to see their properties before moving back. This will be your chance to see what furniture will fit and to take measurements.
Phase 2 East Wing External Works
The new phase 2 East Wing bell tower - As you are aware we have been instructed to fully refurbish the East Wing bell tower as the timber condition of the old bell tower was at the end of it's lifetime.
We have postponed the installation works of the new tower for a week as a precaution to the high winds weather forecast. Structure timber works are planned to start week commencing 28th February. Weather permitting, we anticipate the replacement of the bell tower works to be completed before the end of March 2022.
Saturday working in the West Wing
As you are aware, we are working on Saturday 26th February and Saturday 5th March, between 8am-2pm. We will not need to access any of the communal parts of the building, or any resident occupied areas. No noisy works will be undertaken during this time as well.
We are pleased to inform you that the recent high winds have had a minimal effect on the progress of our works and there has been no significant damage to the structure of the scaffolding, except for a few areas where the wind ripped our blue netting, however this has now been replaced.
Welcome to our site works update for December
Since our last update, we have completed the refurbishment works in west wing properties (1st - 5th floor) and are currently working through occupational therapy adaptations required to your new bathrooms.
We are currently working our way through the ground floor refurbishment works and completing the remaining tests to the newly installed Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system, new fire alarm system, new sprinkler system and new digital entry system.
We have also finished the refurbishment works to the west wing emergency stairwell and are currently installing new signage as instructed by Peabody.
In the new year we will be starting the demolition of the old entrance bridge and creating a new entrance extension.
In January and February 2022, we will complete all associated fire certification for the newly refurbished west wing properties and plan the decant/recant process of all residents, to enable us to continue the works in the east wing as part of our Phase 2 works once all properties have been safely vacated.
In lieu of the usual festive event we would usually host, we included some festive fun pages within our December newsletter with a chance of winning a fantastic Christmas hamper. The prize will be award to the winning resident on 23rd December.
New Assistant Site Manager, Adie joins Chelsea Court team.
Following the departure of our Assistant Site Manager, Timur, we're pleased to announce the appointment of our new Assistant Site Manager, Adie Attia.
Attia will be assisting Senior Site Manager, Daniel Barbu, in the daily management of the Chelsea Court scheme.
Please join us in welcoming Adie to the Chelsea Court team.
The ENGIE team would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding during our construction works on this scheme.
We will be closing the site over the festive period from Thursday 23rd December, re-opening on Tuesday 4th January 2022.
Our emergency contact during this period is: 0800 328 7244.
If you see any unauthorised people trying to access our site during this period, please call the police immediately.
Welcome to our site works update for September
What's been completed since the last update:
The lift motor room roof and lightning conductor is now complete as well as the facade repairs survey.
What's happening now and next?
On Phase 1 west wing we are currently finishing and touching up works to the first and second floor and creating new structural openings to the ground floor as well as laying new flooring.
On Phase 2 east wing we are undertaking asbestos and condition surveys inside loft and void properties.
Externally, roof replacement works are nearing completion at 85% complete to the Phase 2 east wing. Bell tower refurbishment temporary works are also ongoing.
Over the coming weeks, we aim to complete all works to Phase 1 west wing properties and start the decant/recant process. Outside, we will start erecting scaffold in order to demolish the old entrance bridge.
Please note: The washing facilities (washing machine and dryer) will soon be moved from its existing location at Flat 5 in the north wing to the fourth floor guest room.
If you have any queries about the works, please call Allayna on 07790 980 672.
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- Resident Newsletter_Dec20 (5.45 MB) (pdf)
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- Fire Safety Guidance Documents
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