Decision details

Little Venice Towers, Warwick and Brindley Estate - Cladding Removal and Replacement

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet Member approval sought.


That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services:


(i)           Approved the decision to change the design proposals from the previously agreed strategy of the Alucobond A2 Aluminium Composite Material Panel (with mineral wool insulation) to an external wall render system (EWI)


(ii)        Approved the decision to place an order under the Council’s Term Partnering contract with Axis (Europe) Plc for the cladding works at a value in the region of £3.8million. 

(iii)       Noted the positive outcome of resident consultation on the proposed system change set out at paragraph 9 below.


Reasons for Decisions 


The new system proposed is completely non-combustible (Class A1) and not classed as a ‘cladding system’ therefore will not be subject to ongoing testing criteria, reviews and public scrutiny or queries associated with such systems. Furthermore, the new system is potentially cheaper, has a longer life-expectancy and could offer increased thermal comfort for residents.


Publication date: 04/04/2019

Date of decision: 04/04/2019

Effective from: 12/04/2019

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