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Dairy Close - ACM Cladding Replacement

Client: London & Quadrant Housing Association

Capital were commissioned by London & Quadrant to manage the delivery of an ACM cladding replacement scheme to 5.No blocks of flats in Parsons Green, South West London. 

Capital acted as Employers Agent, Project Manager, Architect, CA and Quantity Surveyor for the project and were responsible for managing the initial investigation works and option appraisal, formulating and agreeing the design solution with the D&B contractor, appointing third party consultants for independent sign off (i.e. Façade Consultants, Fire Engineers and Approved Inspectors).

We were also responsible for developing and formulating the employer’s requirements and contract documents, managing the mini tendering process, agreeing the costings, managing the site sign off and handover procedures and administrating the contract. 

The scheme came about as a result of the existing cladding panels failing the BRE test for combustibility.  London & Quadrant therefore decided to replace the existing combustible panels with panels of limited combustible / A2 panels. 

The design solution and sign off process were the major considerations, however through a process of detailed opening up and investigations, significant consideration in terms of the design solutions, third party input in respect of design approval and sign off, rigorous site monitoring and close financial control, we were able to develop a fast track and technical solution that considered all eventualities and met all the clients requirements.

The project was procured under a two stage design and build design process where the contractor was fully engaged from the start and worked closely with the design team to develop and agree the most appropriate and cost effective design solution.

Planning permission was achieved in January 2018 and the project started on site in March 2018.  All contracted works are due to be completed in October 2018. 

Facts & Figures

  • Contract Value: £2.1m
  • Dates: October 2017 to Current
  • Contracts: JCT Design & Build Contract

With Capitals previous experience of large scale cladding replacement schemes on high rise blocks and our knowledge and expertise of fire related requirements, we were able to guide the design solution from a technical point of view, whilst achieving value for money and reassurance to the client in terms of the agreed outcome

Patrick Madigan - Managing Director

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