180 Stratford High Street – ACM & EWI Cladding Replacement

  • Client: Savills / Aberdeen UK Property Fund
  • Services: Design Coordination, Project Management, Contract Administration, Structural Engineering, Clerk of Works and Principal Designer
Capital were commissioned by Savills, on behalf of Aberdeen UK Property Fund to manage the delivery of an ACM & EWI cladding replacement scheme to 3.No blocks Athena Court, and its two wings, Apollo Court and Aphrodite Court comprising of a mixed use retail and residential development located on 180 High Street in Stratford.
Contract Value:
£7.9 Million
Oct 2019 – May 2022
JCT Design & Build Contract
Capital acted as Design Coordinator, Project Manager, Contract Administrator, Structural Engineers, Clerk of Works and Principal Designer 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, coordinating the design team, Contract Administration and agreeing sign off and handover procedures on site.

The scheme came about as a result of the existing cladding panels failing the BRE test for combustibility. The client therefore decided to replace the existing combustible panels with panels of limited combustible / A2 panels. The EWI areas were also replaced as again the existing EWI areas did not meet the required performance.


  • 01
    Design Coordination
  • 02
    Project Management
  • 03
    Contract Administration
  • 04
    Structural Engineering
  • 05
    Principal Designer
  • 06
    Clerk of Works

The design solution was developed through a process of detailed investigations, significant consideration in terms of the design solutions, third party input in respect of design approval and sign off and close cost control.

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 via a non-material amendment planning application and Building Regulation Approval via an Approved Inspector. The project started on site in Oct 2019 and was completed in May 2022.

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 and achieve a value for money and a fast track procurement and delivery process

Patrick Madigan Project Director for Capital

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