Chilton Grove, Southwark

In partnership with Southwark

ENGIE is working with Southwark to deliver their Chilton Grove refurbishment and new build development project, which includes the construction of 44 new properties on top of an existing building. Start date is yet to be announced but the project is expected to finish three years after the works have begun.


How are ENGIE making a difference

Chilton Grove in Southwark, will benefit from ENGIE's services and experience as we ensure to undergo a series of refurbishment and new build works to the area.

What benefits can Chilton Grove and local residents expect:

  • Refurbishment of the existing building including overcladding to the whole building
  • Construction of 44 new properties on top of an existing building
  • Concrete repairs, window renewal, and more
  • External decorations, and landscaping
  • Experienced Resident Liaison Officers (RLOs) to support you during the works


Benefits to residents

  • Improved thermal performance of the existing block as a result of energy efficiency works - allowing savings to residents on their energy bills and increasing the comfort of homes to help keep residents healthy and comfortable
  • Increased access to affordable housing, helping to keep families and communities together
  • Residents can remain in their homes throughout
  • By adding mass above existing buildings, the heat will be retained for longer periods of time in the existing building, saving residents money on their energy bills
  • Potential to explore solutions that increase resident support. For example, enabling existing residents the chance to move into one of the new roof top homes
  • Potential to include enhanced works as part of the scheme e.g. use of renewable energies, new bin stores, bike storage,bespoke cladding, improved security etc. to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits
  • General improvement of the local public realm

  • For more information about ENGIE or Southwark Council, you can always visit the ENGIE website or the Southwark Council website.

In partnership with Southwark

ENGIE is working with Southwark to deliver their Chilton Grove refurbishment and new build development project, which includes the construction of 44 new properties on top of an existing building. Start date is yet to be announced but the project is expected to finish three years after the works have begun.


How are ENGIE making a difference

Chilton Grove in Southwark, will benefit from ENGIE's services and experience as we ensure to undergo a series of refurbishment and new build works to the area.

What benefits can Chilton Grove and local residents expect:

  • Refurbishment of the existing building including overcladding to the whole building
  • Construction of 44 new properties on top of an existing building
  • Concrete repairs, window renewal, and more
  • External decorations, and landscaping
  • Experienced Resident Liaison Officers (RLOs) to support you during the works


Benefits to residents

  • Improved thermal performance of the existing block as a result of energy efficiency works - allowing savings to residents on their energy bills and increasing the comfort of homes to help keep residents healthy and comfortable
  • Increased access to affordable housing, helping to keep families and communities together
  • Residents can remain in their homes throughout
  • By adding mass above existing buildings, the heat will be retained for longer periods of time in the existing building, saving residents money on their energy bills
  • Potential to explore solutions that increase resident support. For example, enabling existing residents the chance to move into one of the new roof top homes
  • Potential to include enhanced works as part of the scheme e.g. use of renewable energies, new bin stores, bike storage,bespoke cladding, improved security etc. to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits
  • General improvement of the local public realm

  • For more information about ENGIE or Southwark Council, you can always visit the ENGIE website or the Southwark Council website.

  • Resident Update for March 2021

    24 Mar 2021

    Our latest works update...

    Window installations
    More than 95% of the new windows have now been installed. We're looking for feedback from residents that have had their new windows fitted - if you have any problems or issues with your windows, please contact your RLO, Leanne.

    Extractor Fans
    We have now started to fit extractor fans to tenanted kitchens and bathrooms. The pilot can be seen on the ground floor of block 70-136. The Council have now written to all leaseholders setting out the options and costs for extractor fan installations with a return date clarifying your decision by 9th April 2021. Leanne will be in touch to book an appointment with you prior to these works taking place.

    Asbestos Removal
    To the flats which have had asbestos identified within their fuse box, we are currently working with residents to arrange for its safe removal. For residents that need to vacate their property for these works to be undertaken, we would like to remind you that we have two respite areas available. Please see details here.

    Electrical Works
    External walkway electrical works are now complete. We are now currently making appointments to bring the new mains cables to your fuse box, these works will be taking place over the next few weeks.

    Balustrades
    The new communal walkway and private balcony balustrades are due to arrive on site in early April, due to commence installation following the Easter weekend. Appointments will be made in due course for the private balconies - please ensure balconies are cleared of personal belongings prior to these works taking place.

    Leaks
    If you are still experiencing any leaks from the roof please report these to your RLO, Leanne. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Rooftop extensions
    ENGIE is currently working in collaboration with Southwark Council and Building Control regarding some design clarifications to the rooftop extension works.

    On agreement of the designs, which we still hope to receive within the next few weeks, we will then proceed with the extensions. We will update you further once formal approval is received.


    Resident Project Group

    The last Resident Project Group (RPG) meeting was held on 9th March. The next meeting will be on 13th April.

    If you wish to raise any issues or add anything to the meeting agenda please contact Neal Purvis on 08000 731 051 or at neal.purvis1@btinternet.com



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  • Happy Easter

    24 Mar 2021
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    Happy Easter from ENGIE

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  • Resident Project Group Meeting - 13th April

    18 Mar 2021

    Resident Project Group (RPG) Meeting - 13th April 2021

    The last RPG meeting was held on 9th March, minutes can be found within our 'Documents Library' .

    The next Resident Project Group Meeting (RPG) meeting will be held on 13th April 2021 on Zoom.

    If you wish to raise any issues or add anything to the meeting agenda please contact Neal Purvis on 08000 731 051 or at neal.purvis1@btinternet.com

  • Take a break...

    03 Nov 2020
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    Take a break from the works

    As a reminder we have two fully equipped comfortable respite areas available to allow you to take a break from the noise and disruption caused by our works.

    Each respite cabin is fully equipped with a television, Wi-Fi, microwave, fridge, kettle and toilet and is more than comfortable with soft furnishings and heating.

    Located away from the site, the respite areas can be found at the side of block 86-124 on Plough Way and behind Block B 2-68 Chilton Grove. Both respite areas are cleaned thoroughly by a specialist cleaner before and after each use.

    We have strict COVID-19 safety procedures in place when working within properties to ensure everyone's safety, however if you are worried at all about having our operatives in your property then why not make use of our respite facilities - call your RLO now on 07811 749 197 to book,

  • Free training opportunity

    08 Mar 2021
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    Learn new skills from the comfort of your own home!

    We invite you to attend our free 2021 E-Learning Academy.

    Courses are delivered online and are designed to give you all the tools you need to help you find employment, not just in the construction industry.

    There are a variety of courses available including: Health and Safety; CV and Interview Skills and also mentoring and help finding employment.

    Enrol by 25th March 2021.


    To book a place or for further information please email Patrick Warren (please include your full name, address and contact phone number).

  • Resident Project Group Meeting - 9th March

    16 Feb 2021

    Resident Project Group (RPG) Meeting - 9th March 2021

    The last RPG meeting was held on 9th February, minutes can be found under our 'Documents' tab.

    The next Resident Project Group Meeting (RPG) meeting will be held on 9th March 2021 on Zoom.

    If you wish to raise any issues or add anything to the meeting agenda please contact Neal Purvis on 08000 731 051 or at neal.purvis1@btinternet.com

  • Resident Update for February 2021

    16 Feb 2021

    Our latest works update

    For independent advice please contact Open Communities - The Independent Tenants and Leaseholders Advisors on freephone 0800 073 1051 or at enquiries@opencommunities.org

    Window installations: More than 95% of the new windows have now been installed. We're looking for feedback from residents that have had their new windows fitted - if you have any problems or issues with your windows, please contact your RLO, Leanne.

    Extractor Fans: We will start to fit extractor fans to tenanted kitchens and bathrooms soon. We aim to programme these in at the same time we carry out the electrical changeover to minimise inconvenience to residents. The council will be writing to all leaseholders setting out the options and costs for extractor fan installations. Leanne will be in touch to book an appointment with you prior to these works taking place.

    Electrical works: External walkway electrical works are still ongoing. We are also currently making appointments to bring the new mains cables to your fuse box, these works will be taking place over the next few weeks.

    Balustrades: In the coming weeks the walkway balustrades are due to be signed off by Building Control and will be manufactured.

    New water main: The new rising mains water pipe has been installed in the main stairwell, we're now running the connections to the new tanks in the ground to the rear.

    Leaks: We are aware that some residents are experiencing leaks from the roof and we are actively seeking a solution. Please report any leaks to your RLO, Leanne. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Rooftop extensions: ENGIE is currently working in collaboration with the council and Building Control regarding some design clarifications to the rooftop extension works.

    On agreement of the designs, which we hope to receive within the next few weeks, we will then proceed with the extensions. We will update you further once formal approval is received.


    Click here to download the full Residents Newsletter


  • Hot meals for the vulnerable

    16 Feb 2021
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    Hot meals for the vulnerable

    Do you know of anyone on the estate in isolation that could benefit from a healthy home-made hot meal during the lockdown?

    Working in partnership with The Bermondsey Community Kitchen, ENGIE are providing more than 800 hot meals for vulnerable residents in isolation during this current COVID-19 lockdown.

    Hot fresh and nutritious meals are sent out to residents on various estates including this one across Southwark once a week and can be anything from sausage, mash and gravy to sheppards pie.

    If you're interested please get in touch by calling Leanne on 07811 749 197.


  • Resident Update for January 2021

    29 Jan 2021

    Our latest works update

    For independent advice please contact Open Communities - The Independent Tenants and Leaseholders Advisors on freephone 0800 073 1051 or at enquiries@opencommunities.org

    Window installations

    We are pleased to confirm that more than 90% of the new windows have now been installed. We're looking for feedback from residents that have had their new windows fitted - if you have any problems or issues with your windows, please contact your RLO, Leanne.

    You have also been provided with an operations guide for your windows as well as a leaflet regarding condensation, damp and mould. Copies can be found in the document library.

    Each resident will be contacted in advance of their installation works to ensure there is a full understanding of the COVID-19 control measures, before we carry out the window installation.

    It is preferable that residents vacate their property for the duration of these works, however we understand that this is less feasible due to the lockdown. We therefore must ensure that anyone who opts to remain in their property will self-isolate in a part of the property where window installations are not taking place. Our operatives will wear face coverings at all times whilst in the property.

    Extractor Fans

    We will start to fit extractor fans to tenanted kitchens and bathrooms soon - we will carry out these works when it causes the least amount of disruption to you. Leanne will be in touch to book an appointment with you prior to these works taking place. The Council will also be writing to all leaseholders setting out the options and costs for extractor fan installations.

    Electrical works, balustrades and utility services

    External walkway electrical works are still ongoing. We are also currently making appointments to bring the new mains cables to your fuse box, these works till be taking place over the next few weeks.

    In the coming weeks the walkway balustrades are due to be signed off by Building Control and will be manufactured. The new rising mains water pipe will also be installed in the main stairwell.

    Leaks

    We are aware that some residents are experiencing leaks from the roof and we are actively seeking a solution. Please report any leaks to your RLO, Leanne. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Rooftop extensions

    ENGIE is currently working in collaboration with Southwark Council and Building Control regarding some design clarifications to the rooftop extension works.

    On agreement of the designs, which we hope to receive within the next few weeks, we will then proceed with the extensions. We will update you further once formal approval is received.

    Hoarding

    To relay any residents' concerns we have now completely removed the site's timber hoarding on the main staircases and replaced it with heras fencing.

    COVID-19 measures

    We have implemented a number of measures on site to ensure we can continue to deliver works with everyone's safety in mind but COVID-19 remains a very real danger for many people.

    Since February 2020 there have been more than 12,000 cases of COVID-19 in Southwark alone (Source: www.southwark.gov.uk). If you are experiencing any symptoms please isolate at home and book a free test.

    For more information about how you can do your part to help keep Southwark and your community safe please visit www.southwark.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing-coronavirus


    Click here to download the full Residents Newsletter


  • Condensation, damp and mould

    25 Jan 2021
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    Condensation occurs when warm moist air hits a cold surface.

    As a tenant, it is your responsibility to deal with condensation and mould in your home. Southwark Council have produced a booklet to give you some handy tips on how best to manage these.

    For more information please visit www.southwark.gov.uk/housing/repairs/condensation-damp-and-mould


    Click here to view the Council's booklet in full