Last night (4 December), residents of Hatfield Close and Gerrard House in New Cross got an opportunity to meet teams working on the transformation project, ask questions and see how the works are progressing.
Staff from Lewisham Homes, United Living and Michael Dyson Associates were on hand to answer any questions and demonstrate how the new materials will work. Samples of the new windows, cladding, sprinkler systems and automatic opening vent (AOV) system were available so residents could examine them in detail. The window and cladding samples were both very popular, with residents keen to see how the new windows will open. The cladding sample was also praised for its insulation and noise reduction qualities. Also on display were the various options residents could choose from for the kitchen and bathroom upgrades that are due to take place.
Representatives from local Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations were among the more than 20 residents who attended the drop-in session. Children from the area were invited to take part in a Christmas card competition, with a winner being chosen by Lewisham Homes staff. The winning design (below) will be sent to all residents in the development.
The drop-in session is just one of many ways in which Lewisham Homes, United Living and Michael Dyson Associates are engaging residents of Hatfield Close and Gerrard House. Work to first identify, then remove and replace dangerous cladding from the buildings, while delivering a range of other improvements, is ongoing and you can find out more on our dedicated project page.