The Spectrum Buildings – BSF Cladding Remediation Project

  • Client: Rendall & Rittner, Ixia (East Road) Management Company
  • Services: Employers Agent, Project Management, Contract Administration, Clerk of Works, Fire & Structural Engineering, Cost Consultancy, Principal Designer and Planning Permission
Capital was commissioned by managing agents, Rendell & Rittner on behalf of the client, Ixia (East Road) Management Company to manage all stages of the Building Safety Fund application for the replacement of combustible External Wall Insulation and Aluminium Cladding at The Spectrum Buildings. The Property is 9 Storeys high and is located just North of the City of London on the outskirts of Islington.
Contract Value:
£2.6 Million
Programme (site phase):
March 2022 to March 2023
JCT Design & Build Contract
Capital was appointed as the multi-disciplinary consultant to provide full professional service from inception to completion.  Our services included, Employers Agent, Fire Engineering, Cost Consultancy, Project Management, Structural Engineering, Architectural services, Contract Administration, Principal Designer & Clerks of Works.

The Spectrum Building is a 9 storey building consisting of two adjoining blocks which are both accessed from the rear of the building via separate entrances at ground floor level. The first building houses apartments No’s 1 -28 and Second Building (LHS) as viewed from rear car park houses apartment No’s 29 – 56. The ground floor is composed of the commercial occupancies and access to the residential occupancies.


  • 01
    Employers Agent
  • 02
    Project Management
  • 03
    Contract Administration
  • 04
    Clerk of Works
  • 05
    Fire & Structural Engineering
  • 06
    Cost Consultancy
  • 07
    Principal Designer
  • 08
    Planning Permission

Our role included production of the Employer’s Requirements and contract documents, appointment of sub-consultants, management and coordination of the design team, validation of the contractors design proposal (in agreement with our chartered structural and fire engineers), agreement of the contract sum (via our independent Quantity Surveyors), administration of the BSF application on behalf of our client, obtaining planning and building regulation approvals, management of health and safety / CDM requirement (principal designer role), contract administration of the works, agreement of quality control procedures, site sign off and handover procedures, included the issue of an EWS1 form on completion of the remediation works.

The project was given BSF funding eligibility and is due to start on site in March 2022 and be complete within a year.



The Spectrum Buildings, within a stone’s throw of Old Street, is a small but complex property, providing the full range of remediation issues of much larger blocks. The site is almost land locked and the next store properties provide limited access. Working with a specialist cladding contractor, we provided a bespoke solution to match all the various materials.
The project is subject to a Building Safety Fund, and we have worked closely with the client and managing agent team to identify other opportunities for remediation, not originally considered. We are excited to commence the construction phase of this project during early 2022

Richard O’Reilly Project Director for Capital

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