Join us for the major works open air events
Don’t forget to book your slot at the open air events to hear about the major works including appointing the contractors, timelines, new radiators designs and more:
Blashford residents – Friday 23 July, from 2.30pm to 7pm
Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow residents – Saturday 24 July, from 10am to 4pm
Both events have been organised with and approved by our public health team and there will be safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The events are wheelchair accessible and if you have additional language needs please let us know.
Help us choose the right contractor for your estate
We are looking for two Chalcots residents to join the resident procurement panel for the Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow major works project. You’ll be a part of evaluating the tenders and the contractor interviews to help us choose a contractor with a strong focus on resident engagement.
If you’re a council tenant or leaseholder living at the Chalcots Estate, with experience or knowledge of contractor standards, building quality control requirements and procurement, and can commit to an average of two days per month, we want to hear from you.
This is a really important role which will help shape the future of your estate and make sure residents’ voices are heard in the procurement process.
To apply, email Oonah (independent resident engagement advisor) outlining why you would like to be involved and what experience you would bring to the panel by midnight on Friday 20 August.
Blashford procurement – the final stages in choosing the right contractor
We interviewed three contractors whose tenders met our requirements for the ‘design and build’ contract at Blashford. Members of the resident procurement panel were part of the interviews to evaluate the contractors’ resident focused approach.
We will recommend the chosen contractor to Councillor Apak, Cabinet Member for Better Homes, at the Single Member Decision on Thursday 29 July where Councillor Apak will approve or reject the recommendation – if approved, the contractor will be appointed in August.
Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow procurement – shortlisting the contractors
We have evaluated the expressions of interest from contractors with the resident procurement panel, looking particularly at their relevant project experience and their approach to resident engagement.
We will invite the successful contractors to tender on Friday 16 July. The contractors will return their tenders on Friday 10 September and we expect to appoint the chosen contractor in November 2021.
Chalcots legal proceedings
We told you in May that we were approaching mediation, as part of the legal proceedings against the contractors involved in the Chalcots PFI refurbishment in 2006-2009. Mediation is an attempt to settle the legal proceedings without the expense of a trial. The mediation began in June and didn’t reach a conclusion that was satisfactory to us.
The Council is still open to potentially settling the case through mediation if it is possible and in the best interests of the Council, however we intend to recover as much of our costs as possible, whether this is at the mediation or, if necessary, at trial.
Although we may not be able to share all details because of legal constraints, we will keep you updated on the progress of the legal proceedings as much as we can.
Get the Chalcots News by email
It’s now easier than ever to keep track of the major works updates with Chalcots eNews. Over 300 households are now receiving their newsletter by email – you can get yours by email too.
You can move home with the Local Lettings Plan (LLP)
Any council tenant with a housing need can search and bid for another council home across Camden, but the LLP gives Chalcots tenants the highest priority to bid for empty homes when they become available on the Chalcots Estate.
Over the last few months, we have started preparing a number of empty properties on the estate, some have already been advertised and more will be available very soon.
We have recently changed how often we advertise homes – it is now twice a week, Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday. There might not always be homes available on the estate but keep checking as we are adding homes as soon as they are ready.