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.

  • Another successful skip day!

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    Skip amnesty day hosted by ENGIE is a success.

    Yesterday's skip day for residents at Chilton Grove was a great success with the skip completely full by the time it was collected later in the day.

    This is the second skip amnesty day held for local residents and has proven to be an effective and helpful way for residents to dispose of any unwanted household items.

    Thank you to all those that participated and we hope you managed to clear some room in your homes and/or gardens.

    Keep an eye out for more local community initiatives coming soon.

    Senior Site Manager, Colin Seymour


  • Skip Amnesty Day - Thu 23rd Sept

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    Don't miss your opportunity to get rid of unwanted household items!

    In partnership with Southwark Council, ENGIE are once again providing a free skip for residents to dispose of any unwanted bulky items or clutter that is taking up space in their homes and gardens.

    The skip will be located close to the ENGIE site office and as before, please do not put any large furniture items, electrical appliances or mattresses in the skip.

    An ENGIE representative will be available on the day if you need any assistance removing heavy items or have questions about what can go in the skip.

    The free skip will be available all day, but only for one day, therefore please do not leave any rubbish or unwanted items by the skip on any other day as it will not be collected.


  • Next RPG Meeting - 6th October

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    Next Resident Project Group (RPG) Meeting - 6th October

    The last RPG meeting was held on 13th July, minutes can be found within our 'Documents Library'.

    The next RPG meeting will be held on 6th October 2021.

    If you wish to raise any issues or add anything to the meeting agenda please contact Neal Purvis on 0800 731 051 or at neal.purvis1@btinternet.com


  • Resident Update for September 2021

    Welcome to our 19th site update, if you have any queries about the works being undertaken please call your Resident Liaison Officer, Leanne Dennis on 07811 749 197.

    Rooftop extensions: The additional investigation works including the trial pit requested by Building Control have now been completed with the package of additional information now re-submitted to Building Control.

    As mentioned in our last update we should be in a position to provide a meaningful update on the roof top extensions to all residents at the next RPG meeting.

    Following approval from Building Control there will be a re-mobilisation period before the rooftop extension works (still to be confirmed), during this time the site compound will be vacated but left secured, we will also undertake regular inspections to ensure it remains safe and secure.

    Scaffolding: Scaffolding is now completely removed at both blocks. Our scaffold contractor is currently tidying up gardens following the removal of the scaffold.

    Electrical works: The electrical changeover works are now complete to both blocks. We would like to thank you for your co-operation throughout the duration of these works.


    Please click here to view the full September resident newsletter


  • New name, same faces - ENGIE to EQUANS!

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    ENGIE has announced the launch of a new global entity called EQUANS, which will now separately manage the majority of its client solutions/services-led activity.

    The creation of EQUANS reflects ENGIE's desire to simplify its structure and refine its existing strategy to have a clearer focus on energy infrastructure and grid-scale renewables. For our services activity within EQUANS, it will mean optimal focus and greater agility in the way we operate.

    In the UK & Ireland, all our activity in facilities management & technical services, energy efficiency and regeneration - as well as our specialist energy related capabilities including smart buildings, green mobility, district and embedded energy, and decentralised renewables will continue to operate within EQUANS exactly as they do today. This equates to a £2 billion revenue business, employing 13,500 people!

    EQUANS continues to belong to ENGIE and for our customers nothing changes with this announcement as we remain committed to our existing high levels of service performance. Our current management and on-site teams including your Site Managers and Resident Liaison Officers will stay the same, still wearing ENGIE branded clothing for easy identification.

    With this in mind, your future newsletters may look a little different when we change to EQUANS branding, however the content of your regular newsletters as well as digital updates will stay the same, continuing to provide you with an update on our progress, contact details for your site team, important safety reminders and news about community events and initiatives.


    For more information, please click here.

  • Resident update for August 2021

    Our works update for August...

    Rooftop extensions: Following our submission to Building Control in early June we were confident that the structural package met all the statutory requirements, the response from Building Control was positive but there are a couple of clarifications that still need to be provided. As reported to the Resident Project Group (RPG) this includes clarifying the depth of foundation under Block A (70-136) and some additional calculations for the new rooftop homes.

    The additional trial pit started on 16th August adjacent to Block A, we aim to reach the required depth by the middle of w/c 23rd August. We have booked Building Control and the relevant engineers to inspect the pit once it's finished and we will then formally submit the findings to Building Control for their approval. As discussed in the previous RPG meeting we should be in a position to provide a meaningful update on the rooftop extensions to all residents.

    Scaffolding: Scaffolding is now completely removed at Block A with the remaining scaffolding to Block B due to be removed by the end of August.

    Extractor Fans: The majority of extractor fans are now installed to tenanted kitchens and bathrooms. In line with your tenancy agreement Southwark Council insist on fitting these fans to protect the property from future condensation issues.

    Electrical works: We are now in discussion with UKPN for a changeover date and this can now commence following the removal of scaffold. On this changeover date we will require access to all properties at some point on the day, further details to be provided once we have confirmed the changeover date. If you have not yet had new cables installed please contact your RLO, Leanne urgently - this is very important as you may be left without power otherwise.

    Balustrades: All new balustrades are now complete.

    Walkway coatings: Works to both communal and private balconies are now complete.

    Access: Now COVID-19 restrictions are easing if you feel more comfortable allowing access for the works listed above, please contact your RLO, Leanne to arrange a convenient appointment to discuss further.


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  • Nursery Toy Donation

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    ENGIE donates toys to charity run nursery

    The Chilton Grove site team visited the little Pips Nursery today to donate toys and books as well as three brand new light up scooters for the children to enjoy.

    The charity fun nursery struggles to get funding for items such as this so were very pleased to receive them and we were proud to be able to support them whilst also working in the local area.


    Click here to read the article on social media

  • Resident Update for July 2021

    Our latest works update...

    Rooftop extensions: Following our submission to Building Control in early June we were confident that the structural package met all the statutory requirements, the response from Building Control was positive but there are a couple of clarifications that still need to be provided. As reported to the Resident Project Board (RPG) this includes clarifying the depth of foundation under Block A (70-136) and some additional calculations for the new rooftop homes.

    To clarify the depth of the foundation we will be excavating an additional trial pit adjacent to the left hand flank wall at the end of the masionettes on Croft Street. We are aiming to start this excavation with the next two weeks.

    Our structural engineers are providing the additional calculations for the rooftop homes. Our aim is to submit the information to Building Control within the month so that we hopefully receive approval by the end of August.

    Scaffolding: The removal of scaffolding is ongoing with scaffolding completely removed from the front elevation of Block A. All remaining scaffolding to both blocks will be removed within the next month.

    Window installations: All new windows have now been installed. A video demonstrating how to operate the windows is available on this site under the 'Videos' tab. A copy is also available upon request from Neal Purvis.

    Extractor fans: All extractor fans are now installed to tenanted kitchens and bathrooms. In line with your tenancy agreement Southwark Council insist on fitting these fans to protect the property from future condensation issues.

    Electrical works: New cables have now been installed at the majority of properties. We are now in discussion with UKPN for a changeover date (this can only commence once scaffold has been fully removed). On this changeover date we will require access to all properties all day, further details to be provided once we have confirmed the changeover date.

    Balustrades: The majority of the new balustrades are complete the outstanding glass panels due to be installed shortly.

    Leaks: We have now completed the roof overlay which should prevent ongoing leaks. If you do experience any further leaks from the roof please report these to your RLO, Leanne.

    Walkway coatings: We are looking to complete these works to both communal and private balconies by the end of this month.

    Access: Now COVID-19 restrictions are easing if you feel more comfortable allowing us access for the works listed above, please contact your RLO, Leanne, to arrange a convenient appointment to discuss further.

    Thames Tideway: We have been advised that Thames Tideway will be offering secondary window glazing to residents to mitigate against the noise of their works. Thames Tideway will be contacting you directly to discuss this.


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  • Resident Update for April 2021

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

    We reported at the last Resident Project Group (RPG) the following update on the structural package:

    • Disproportionate collapse - Resolved
    • New tower piled foundations - Resolved
    • Existing building foundations - Resolved
    • Additional loading to existing building - Resolved
    • Existing masonry & concrete strengths - Resolved
    • Lateral stability of the new tower structure/longitudinal to existing - Meeting on site 14/04/21

    Further to the lateral stability issue a meeting was held on site between the structural engineers on Wednesday 14th April, the last outstanding calculations have now been submitted to the checking engineer and we hope to receive their final report within the next week. This is the final piece of information required to go back to Building Control.

    On agreement of this package, we will then proceed with the extensions and update you further once formal approval is received.

    Window installations: More than 97% 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 are now nearing completion of extractor fan installations to tenanted kitchens and bathrooms. In line with your tenancy agreements Southwark Council insist on fitting these fans to protect the property from future condensation issues.

    Asbestos removal (flats only): Appointments have been made for the works to commence from 27th April, however we do still have further appointments to make - if you haven't received an appointment yet please contact your RLO, Leanne.

    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 speak to Leanne for details.

    Electrical Works: We are continuing to make appointments to bring the new mains cables to your fuse box, these works will be taking place over the next few weeks. If you haven't received an appointment yet please contact your RLO, Leanne.

    Balustrades: The installation of the new balustrades has commenced on the communal walkways to Block A (70-136). 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: We are due to commence remedial works to the roof to address the existing leaks.

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

    Access: Now COVId-19 restrictions are easing if you feel more comfortable allowing access for the works listed above, please contact your RLO, Leanne to arrange a convenient appointment to discuss further.


    Resident Project Group

    The last RPG meeting was held on 14th April. The next meeting will be on 11th May.

    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


    COVID-19 measures

    As more businesses and venues start to re-open, we would like to remind you that we are still following current government guidelines regarding protective measures and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures ensure we continue to deliver our works safely.

    COVID-19 remains a very real danger, if you are experiencing any symptoms please isolate at home and book a free test.

    Do your part to keep your community safe and COVID-19 free.


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  • Eggcellent Drawings!

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    We wanted to share some of the drawings we received last month from local children to celebrate Easter.

    A big thank you to Sandra, Sara, Anthony and Mia for sending us their fantastic drawings.

    We hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Page last updated: 24 September 2021, 09:13