Chilton Grove, Southwark

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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.

  • Skip Amnesty Day 26th August

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    21 Aug 2020
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  • Professional Photographs

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    04 Aug 2020

    Last week we sent a professional photographer to site to take some update photos of the project, they can be seen here https://www.placesandcommunities.co.uk/chilton-grove-southwark/widgets/9414/photos

  • Safe Together

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    18 May 2020

    Simon Lacey, Regional Managing Director, takes you through ENGIE’s new working processes following the UK Government's updated COVID-19 guidance on 10/5/2020


    For more information contact your resident liaison officer here

    Alternatively call our Customer Excellence Centre on 0333 121 0034

  • Coronavirus Processes and Update

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    06 May 2020

    What residents should expect from ENGIE

    • Notification before any visits take place
    • All ENGIE site team and operatives will have, and be wearing, the correct PPE (gloves, masks, etc)
    • Overshoes will be put on when entering the home and taken off when leaving
    • Any member of the site team and operatives displaying symptoms relating to coronavirus will not be working on site until they have self-isolated as per government guidelines
    • ENGIE has adapted their work practices and procedures to ensure that all works can be carried out safely to protect the residents, site team and operatives
    • ENGIE will ensure that the number of visits to your home is kept to an absolute minimum
    • Number of operatives carrying out works internally will be kept to a minimum and where the works allow (e.g. electrics, window installation, door installation), the same operatives will complete the works from start to finish
    • Works will only take place in one room at a time (where possible) to allow for the social distancing to be maintained
    • RLOs will also act as coronavirus monitors, ensuring that as per government guidelines, social distancing is being adhered to and correct PPE is always being worn
    • RLOs will be the point of contact if a resident needs to leave their home whilst works are being carried out in the communal areas. They will ensure that the resident can leave and return in a safe manner
    • The times of work starting in the morning and nishing in the afternoon will be adapted where possible to allow for the busy times of people leaving and returning
    • Posters will be placed around the working areas, reminding everyone of the ‘dos and don’ts’ around the safety of the works and coronavirus
    • Breaks will be staggered so that everyone is not in the same area at the same time
    • The RLOs will be more visible around site
    • All areas will be cleaned on a regular basis and there will be a welfare operative ensuring the site compound is constantly cleaned and there is enough hand sanitiser for the number of people on site
    • Regular communication will be put up in communal areas around when works will be happening and where possible, the use of email or text will be used instead of letters to communicate with the residents, reducing the risk of unnecessary contact
    • All measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe, but as importantly, reassurance that if you are feeling ill, you will not be penalised and the works will be done when you are better and it is safe to do the works
    • Social distancing and safe working will be adhered to, especially when the operatives are arriving and leaving site
    • We will make sure that nobody is placed in unnecessary risk

    What ENGIE expects from residents

    Please answer the following questions truthfully:

    1. Have you or anyone living in your home been abroad in the last four weeks?
    2. Which country / countries have you visited?
    3. Have you or anyone in your home decided to self-isolate?
    4. Are you or anyone in your home suffering from flu like symptoms, or confirmed as having coronavirus?
    5. Are you considered a vulnerable person or extremely clinically vulnerable according to the Public Health England guidelines? (Heart or blood issues, diabetic, cancer patients etc)
    6. Are you willing for the ENGIE site team and operatives to come into your home to carry out the survey / works?
    • Once the works have started, notification to be given if residents or any others in the household have or are displaying symptoms of coronavirus
    • Always maintain social distancing, either by standing two metres away, or stay in a room where works are not taking place. Ideally in a separate room with the door shut for the duration of the works • Try to limit the amount of times you leave and return home
    • Contact the RLO if you do need to leave your home so they can ensure it is safe to do so and when you need to return
    • Do not visit the Site Office, please contact the RLO and they will come to you
    • Please do not be offended that the ENGIE site team and operatives are wearing masks, gloves and overshoes in your home
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19

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    02 Apr 2020

    COVID-19 IMPORTANT UPDATE


    Further to the letter sent to you from Southwark Council in March, ENGIE has taken the decision, in conjunction with Southwark Council, to temporarily stop all major works on sites to reduce the potential risks to residents and to comply with the official guidance regarding non-essential works.

    This decision follows the advice given by the government on restricting non-essential works activity in light of the situation with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

    The ENGIE site team are carrying out regular site checks and will be ensuring that all statutory safety requirements, emergency and security requirements are in place to ensure minimal impact and inconvenience for residents while the site is temporarily closed.

    ENGIE will also still be providing it's out of hours emergency service, related to any urgent repair on works we have carried out recently. If you need to report an emergency please call us on 0333 121 0067.

    For an update on our works prior to the site closing, please see the most recent Resident's Update and/or RLO Update.






  • Residents Update for Chilton Grove - April 2020

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    02 Apr 2020

    Works updates


    Works ongoing before the site was closed:

    • Asbestos removal is progressing well
    • We are continually reviewing the programme to ensure the scheme is delivered efficiently
    • Concrete repairs including jet washing to the last few areas will be completed as soon as access becomes available
    • Installation of cable trays to soffits of the communal walkways are progressing well
    • Installation of our new design to the hoarding is almost complete
    • Sewer/drainage works on Block B have been completed
    • Ongoing inspections are being undertaken by the project Clerk of Works and the Building Control officer
    What will happen once we re-open the site:

    • Stripping the existing roof covering in located areas in preparation for the installation of new steelwork at both blocks
    • Remaining permanent hoarding will be erected on Block B
    • Steel erection will take place on Block A
    • Hoists will be installed

  • Residents Update for Chilton Grove - February 2020

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    05 Mar 2020

    Works updates

    What's happening now:
    • Asbestos removal is progressing well
    • Scaffold erection to the existing building is now complete
    • We are continually reviewing the programme to ensure the scheme is delivered efficiently
    • Piling works to both blocks are complete
    • Concrete repairs including jet washing to the last few areas will be completed as soon as access becomes available
    • Pilot windows have been installed and are under final review - Window samples are available in the site office if you would like to come and take a look
    • Ground floor slab for the new build tower is now complete at both blocks
    • Water diversion works are complete at both blocks. The existing rooftop tanks and their enclosure have also been removed
    • Block B drainage diversion works are progressing well and over 75% complete
    • The crane for Block B has been delivered, erected and is now operational
    • Ongoing inspections are being undertaken by the project Clerk of Works and the Building Control officer
    • Incoming service ducts are being installed to the underground pumping stations to both blocks
    • Stitch drilling is almost complete - this is to enable installation of steel columns for new the lift
    • Installation of cable trays to soffits of the communal walkways

    Click here to download the full Residents Newsletter


    What will happen next?
    • Partial stripping of roof covering in advance of roof steel installation
    • Remaining permanent hoarding will be erected on Block B following the completion of the foundation works
    • Installation of our new design to the hoarding
    • A further RPG meeting has been arranged for 7pm on 24th March 2020 at the Osprey TRA Hall
  • Drainge Blockages - IMPORTANT

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    30 Jan 2020

    Drainage Blockages

    Please do not flush cooking oil, fat or other items likely to cause blockage into sinks and drains such as wet wipes, nappies, sanitary products etc.

    Extensive drainage works have been carried out and some repairs are ongoing. If residents experience any drain issues please report them to the RLO, Leanne or call the out of hours emergency number on 0333 121 0067.


  • 2020 Website Review

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    19 Feb 2020

    We are currently looking to improve these sites for everyone involved in this project and would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to fill out the following questionnaire regarding your site usage. We will be using this data to tailor our communications on here going forward.


  • Resident Coffee Morning - 11th February 10am

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    29 Jan 2020
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    Resident Coffee Morning

    You're invited to our coffee morning on Tuesday 11th February 2020 for an opportunity to have your questions answered by members of the site team.

    Tuesday 11th February 2020
    10am-12pm
    Resident's Respite behind Block B (2-68)

    We hope to see you there!