Wates wins £90m fire safety contract in Camden

A £90m contract to replace cladding on the Chalcots Estate in Camden, has been awarded to Wates. Work is expected to start on the estate in the summer and last until the summer of 2021.

As well as replacing cladding across the estate, the contract will also see new windows, curtain walls, roof parapets and the replacement of brickwork on the bottom floors of the five tower blocks.

The north London estate consists of 717-homes and it hit national headlines when it was evacuated in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in the summer of 2017.

The work is being funded from the Government’s £400m remediation fund for social housing blocks with aluminium composite material cladding, as well as £26.5m of the council’s funds.

By Patrick Mooney, editor