Leamington Court


Welcome to the Leamington Court Scheme Microsite. Here you will find the latest news, updates of works being carried out on site, contact details for site staff, event information, photos, and resident documents.

Completing this scheme on behalf of Moat is ENGIE and Martin Arnold, details on their roles and responsibilities can be found below:

Martin Arnold Ltd – Contract Administrator

Martin Arnold are the designers of the cladding remedial works. Martin Arnold will project manage the works on behalf of Moat and administer the formal building contract between Moat and ENGIE. Martin Arnold will also have a daily Clerk of Works on site who will be inspecting the quality of the workmanship.

ENGIE - Contractor

ENGIE has been successfully appointed to undertake the removal and replacement of the existing external cladding at Leamington Court, and to introduce internal compliance works whilst residents remain in occupation.

As per Moat’s requirements, the cladding panels will be removed and replaced in sections and instalments, ensuring each flat remains watertight at the end of each working day. Internally, the compliance work involves removing sections of the plasterboard walls to allow access to carry out remedial work to the penetration firestopping.





Welcome to the Leamington Court Scheme Microsite. Here you will find the latest news, updates of works being carried out on site, contact details for site staff, event information, photos, and resident documents.

Completing this scheme on behalf of Moat is ENGIE and Martin Arnold, details on their roles and responsibilities can be found below:

Martin Arnold Ltd – Contract Administrator

Martin Arnold are the designers of the cladding remedial works. Martin Arnold will project manage the works on behalf of Moat and administer the formal building contract between Moat and ENGIE. Martin Arnold will also have a daily Clerk of Works on site who will be inspecting the quality of the workmanship.

ENGIE - Contractor

ENGIE has been successfully appointed to undertake the removal and replacement of the existing external cladding at Leamington Court, and to introduce internal compliance works whilst residents remain in occupation.

As per Moat’s requirements, the cladding panels will be removed and replaced in sections and instalments, ensuring each flat remains watertight at the end of each working day. Internally, the compliance work involves removing sections of the plasterboard walls to allow access to carry out remedial work to the penetration firestopping.




  • Works Update - Mar 2021

    31 Mar 2021

    Site Update

    Since our previous issue we have started to remove the existing cladding and boards to all elevations. We are currently renewing insulation on each elevation and once this process is complete, the rails and brackets can be fitted to allow the new cladding panels to be installed - our estimated completion date is mid July for all new panels.

    The External Wall Insulation (EWI) render sections will commence after the Easter break and will be complete by mid June.

    The top floor which has the zinc panels is due to start being stripped after the Easter break with a completion date of mid May.

    Internal fire stopping works will be taking place to the void properties first - an update to show what and how this is carried out will be included in our next newsletter and also on this website. This will also detail the works to pram shed areas and communal areas.

    Internal decorations and carpet renewal works will be starting in July.

    For your safety we have installed a monitored alarm system and cameras to the scaffolding. Please do not under any circumstances access the scaffolding - any issues should be reported to the site team.

    Resident representatives

    We're pleased to announce that Nancy Treves has volunteered to become a resident representative for the scheme. As such she will be invited to join any future meetings or consultations regarding the works. If you have any comments that you would like raised to ENGIE or Moat at these meetings and regarding the works, please email Nancy at nancytreves@hotmail.com


    Individual Elevation Breakdown

    West Elevation (Side facing Seren Park)

    Existing insulation and boards are being removed and replaced new to the areas worked on in the same day to make secure. This process will take around two weeks so should be complete by week commencing 22nd March. After this we will be fitting the brackets and rails to the boards that will take the new rock panels, this again will take two weeks so completed is expected around 29th March.

    The final panels to be fitted will start in May 2021, this will be to all elevations floor by floor starting at the top and working down with completion expected mid July 2021. We will keep you informed nearer the time with dates for floor being worked on.

    The External Wall Insulation (EWI) will start after Easter on 19th April, completing around 3rd May. The zinc panels to the top floor will also be worked on from 12th April, completing approximately 23rd April.

    South Elevation (Rear Car Park)

    Starting week commencing 22nd March, the existing boards and insulation around the windows will be removed and replaced new. Any areas that are removed will be reinstated the same day. Completion is due 29th March. New rails and brackets will start to be fitted 6th April, completing around 19th April. As above the rock panels will be fitted floor by floor in May and we will keep you informed nearer the time with dates for each floor.

    The EWI to the South Elevation will start after Easter on 6th April, completing around 19th April. The zinc panels to this elevation will start on 6th April, completing around 17th April.

    North Elevation (Front entrance)

    Existing cladding, boards and insulation back to plasterboards, will be removed week commencing 29th March. As above anything removed will be replaced for new the same day. The brackets and rails will be fitted to boards and will take approximately three weeks starting 12th April with an expected completion date of 31st April. As above the rock panels will be fitted floor by floor starting in May. Information on floors being worked on will follow.

    The EWI to this elevation will begin early May 2021 and take approximately three weeks. The zinc panels on the top floor will start in mid April and take up to two weeks so should be completed by the beginning of May 2021.

    East Elevation (Side facing up the road)

    Cladding to start being removed week commencing 22nd March, this will take around one week and will include render removal on balcony areas. The existing boards and insulation will be removed after Easter starting 12th April and replaced with new boards and insulation, completing 24th April. As above anything removed will be replaced for new the same day. The rails and brackets will be fitted the following week, 26th April which will lead into the new panels being fitted and as above floor by floor.

    The EWI will begin at the end of May 2021 with completion being mid June 2021. The zinc panels on the top floor will start at the end of April 2021, completing in three weeks, approximately mid May 2021.



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  • Happy Easter!

    22 Mar 2021
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    Happy Easter from ENGIE!

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  • Make Your Vote!

    17 Mar 2021
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    We would like to hear from you!

    For the future, we would like to know what time suits you best for resident meetings.

    This will not be the set time for all future resident meetings. We would like to get an idea of what times suit people best!

    Please scroll down to the quick pole on the right hand side of the site.

    Thank you!


  • Resident Representatives

    16 Feb 2021
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    Resident Representatives

    We would like to have resident representatives involved with the project. To date we have two shared owners who have volunteered but we would also like to include tenants as well.

    If you're interested in becoming a resident representative please get in touch with the site team.



  • Works Update - Feb 2021

    16 Feb 2021

    Scaffold Erection Continues

    Since starting our works in November 2020 we have established our site office and preparatory works have been started.

    We are currently erecting scaffold around the block in order to provide access and carry out the external works. Scaffolding is now complete on the south elevation and is ongoing to the west.

    We are continuing to erect scaffold to the west elevation and electrical testing is nearing completion at 75% complete.

    Over the coming weeks we will start to remove the existing cladding back to the carrier board on the south elevation. Once cladding has been removed, renewal works will start from the top of the block working down. This will include the removal of insulation back to the internal plasterboard before re-instatement.

    We will also be erecting a scaffold gantry on the east elevation (car port side) which will allow us to start erecting scaffold on this elevation.

    For your safety we have installed a monitored alarm system and cameras to the scaffolding. Please do not under any circumstances access the scaffolding - any issues should be reported to the site staff.

    If you have any queries about the works, please contact your Resident Liaison Officer, Carole Coleman on 07880 786 442.


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  • FAQs from December's Meeting

    14 Jan 2021

    Below are some of the questions that were put forward during the December Zoom meetings. If you were unable to attend a meeting a copy of the presentation can be found HERE. If you would like to submit a question please speak to your Resident Liaison Officer, Carole Coleman who's details are available at the top of the microsite.


    What is EWI?
    This is the acronym used for External Wall Insulation systems which is the rendered sections of cladding.


    Will the costs of the remedial works be passed on to residents?
    The full cost of the fire safety works including the redecoration and new flooring in the communal areas will be paid for by Moat. There will be no charge to residents


    Will there be changes to the insurance of the building?
    Moat has notified its insurers of the works being carried out and there has been a small increase as a result of this and they have set out some requirements with working methods to be adopted by ENGIE. The cost of this has been included in the project costs and as such will not be recharged to residents

    Understanding is that insurers will still increase the premiums?
    Whilst we would not expect there to be any increase in the premiums once the cladding works are complete, we cannot guarantee this and have no way of predicting how the insurance market will look at the next renewal. We use an insurance broker to ensure that we achieve best value for our insurance needs across the organisation


    What are the dates for the works?
    The works will commence in January 2021 and are due to complete in August 2021.


    I’m working from home, restricted from leaving the flat, and concerned about the noise the works will make.
    There will be some noise however the works will be phased in a way that that the excessive noise will be limited to when the works are adjacent or just above and below your property and not for the whole duration of the project. This can be discussed in more detail with your resident liaison officer.


    I’m concerned about the effect of the drilling and additional noise will have on my mental health?
    Moat is aware that most residents are a home now following government advice. Noise will be kept to a minimum and residents will be notified in advance of any periods of excessive noise.


    What is the sequence of the works?
    Scaffold erection and gantry works in January and February with cladding works commencing in February. Internal works to commence in March. Full details can be found on the microsite.


    What is happening to the balconies?
    All timber components will be replaced with aluminium, this includes the decking boards and timber balustrades where present.


    Will the balconies be removed?
    The balcony frame and structure which is metal will remain in situ


    What protection will the balconies be given?
    Temporary chain link fencing to be installed to prevent access from the scaffold


    Where are we to keep our things for the balconies?
    Anything than can be stored inside for period while the works to the balconies are undertaken, if this is not possible then ENGIE will make other arrangements with you directly.


    Will the scaffold be up the whole time?
    The scaffold will be up for the whole contract period and will be struck from the top down once the necessary works are complete.


    How is the scaffold secured?
    The scaffold is alarmed, all access points secured at the end of the working day.


    If we are to have the waking watch, will they actually patrol and not just sit around?
    The waking watch is carried out by professional company and logbooks completed daily and reviewed with contractor weekly. The waking watch will patrol regularly.


    I do not feel safe with the scaffolding.
    There is waking watch patrolling site 24/7. In addition, there will be an alarm on the scaffold. All access points will be locked at night


    What are the operatives going to do about working with COVID-19?
    ENGIE have a unique set of COVID-19 safety procedures in place which can be reviewed on the micro site.

    HERE


    Can the residents have a copy of the presentation?
    Yes, the presentation will be made available to view and will be uploaded to the microsite.

    HERE


    When the works are completed, what will happen to the outside storage areas?
    The storage areas will remain out of use. Moat will consult with our fire safety advisor as to options with this area.


    All the items within the storage areas are now in the flats, they are not any less dangerous?
    Moats responsibility is to ensure the communal areas remain clear and free of any combustible materials. Items stored within flats are contained within the dwelling and are therefore less of a fire risk that may impede the means of escape.


    There is a problem for a lack of storage in the flat, what can be done about it?
    The flats do have storage however the loss of use of the cages has reduced this. Moats decision to suspend use was taken after advice from out fire safety advisors.


    Is there any way to adapt the storage areas to increase the storage?
    As mentioned previously Moat will seek advice from our fire safety advisors to see if the position on this issue has changed following the package of works to be carried out.

    What is fire compartmentation?
    Fire compartmentation relates to passive fire protection between compartments, i.e., between your property and the common areas or the neighbouring property adjacent, above or below. We need to ensure the compartment fully resists the travel of fire and smoke. This may mean some remedial works where there are penetrations through compartment lines such as the soil waste pipe.


    There is a rodent problem, coming through the walls. They are everywhere. If a mouse can get through a fire can get through.
    As above any gaps will be repaired, however there are many points of entry for rodents.

    Is there any consideration to the communal areas for ventilation?
    There are no plans as part of this works package to increase ventilation in the communal areas.


    Where are residents to park during the day?
    Once the scaffold gantry is complete, residents will be able to use their normal parking space unless this cannot be permitted, and this will be discussed further with the relevant households. Moat has some spare bays which can be utilised as required.


    When is the latest that the internal works can be undertaken as the resident cannot allow access?
    Contact will be made to residents via our Resident Liaison officer who will advise.


    Will the scaffolding be closed off?
    The scaffold will be closed off at the end of every night with ladder access points secured.


    Planters and seating have been built into the balcony. When will these items need to be removed and can assistance be requested?
    Contact will be made to residents via our Resident Liaison officer who will discuss the options available


    Rendered white colour looks awful after a few years. Can this be changed?
    Unfortunately, due to planning restrictions we must match the existing colour, albeit newer render performs better than what is currently there.


    What about the party walls between flats? Will these areas need to be worked on internally?
    There may be some works required to the party walls, but we are hoping to identify this within the void flats to avoid unnecessarily disturbing your property.


    What will entail with the overhauling of the windows?
    The works will not involve any work to your window although we may need to make alterations to the window sill externally to allow for the increased thickness of the new insulation.


    Do we know what order the building will be done in regarding the external and internal works?
    Scaffold erection and gantry works in January and February with cladding works commencing in February. Internal works to commence in March. Full details can be found on the microsite


    What times will the works begin and end?
    Working hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


    Can we use our balconies and open our windows?
    Yes, except when works are being carried out to the external of your flat, contact will be made to residents via our Resident Liaison officer with date of works.

  • Scaffolding on site

    05 Jan 2021

    From 11th January 2021 scaffolding will be erected on all sides of the block. The scaffold will be in place until the works are complete and progressively removed, on a floor by floor basis, starting from the top down and fully removed by August 2021. The scaffold will have an alarm and a remote monitoring system for your security.

    Please contact your Home Contents Insurance company to make them aware that scaffolding is being erected at your block.

    Please note that only ENGIE employees and their representatives are permitted access to scaffolding. For their own safety, no other persons can climb onto the scaffold under any circumstances. This applies particularly to children. Any unauthorized persons accessing the scaffolding outside of our normal working hours of Monday to Friday 8am-5pm should be immediately reported to the Police.

    For your safety and peace of mind, all ENGIE staff and contractors carry identification which is always worn.

  • Waking Watch Changeover

    17 Dec 2020
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    From January 4th The Waking Watch will be taken over by Orbis Protect.

    Security Operations Manager, James McClenaghan and Area Supervisor, Dan Mutiat will be responsible for the Waking Watch going forward

    James McClenaghan

    Security Operations Manager

    Dan Mutiat

    Area Supervisor

  • Christmas Shutdown Information

    14 Dec 2020

    The ENGIE team would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during our construction works on this scheme.

    We will be closing the site over the festive period from;
    Wednesday 23rd December 2020 and re-opening Monday 4th January 2021.
    Emergency
    contact: 08000 320443

    If you see any unauthorised people trying to access the scaffolding during this period, please call the police.

    From all of us at ENGIE, we wish you a very happy festive period and a prosperous new year.

  • Leamington Court Cladding Remediation Project

    24 Nov 2020

    During these unprecedented times, Moat Homes, our consultant Martin Arnold, and the appointed Contractor ENGIE, have been busy getting the enabling works and logistics arranged.

    We received Planning Permission at the end of 2019 and conditional Building Control approval back in January 2020.

    The project start has been delayed due to the pandemic but we are now in a position to commence work on site in January 2021.

    We have received Network Rail approval and have a site set up and scaffold designed to cause the least disruption to residents and parking arrangements.

    In the run up to Christmas, you may see ENGIE and their contractors on site. They will be organising their site office using one of the void flats and undertaking essential ground testing and surveying in the car park to allow construction of an elevated gantry. This will mean the carpark will remain fully accessible with some minor exclusions for the duration of the works.

    Your safety and welfare is our priority, therefore we felt that to start works during the pandemic would have caused uncertainty in the contract and potential extended inconvenience to our residents.

    The Waking Watch will continue to be on site until the completion of works.

    Works are scheduled to commence early in January with completion being around September 2021.

    You will receive further updates in due course.