Chalcots: GRAHAM appointed as construction contractor for Blashford major works
Camden Council has awarded GRAHAM the contract for the major works project at Blashford Tower on the Chalcots estate, following a thorough and successful procurement process.
Due to its different structure, a separate two stage ‘design and build’ contract has been awarded for Blashford so that work can start on the building sooner than would be the case if Blashford was part of the same contract as the other Chalcots buildings.
In the first stage - beginning September 2021 - Council Officers will work with GRAHAM and technical experts to finalise the design details and test how the works will be carried out.
In the second stage of the contract – from July 2022 to December 2023 – the contractor will source materials for the works, set up the site and carry out the works, including installing an A1 rated cladding system, new windows, curtain wall and the other works needed to deliver the highest standard of safety for residents.
Blashford TRA representatives and the resident procurement panel were a vital part of the procurement process, ensuring that residents’ voices were heard throughout and by helping to select a contractor who would:
- Provide a proposal that meets design specifications
- Have a strong focus on resident care
- Put together the right team and subcontractors to deliver the works
- Focus on quality in terms of materials, staff and site management
- Develop an effective, detailed programme that provides value for money
This is a significant step forward in delivering a new standard of resident safety for the Chalcots and I am pleased that we have reached this important milestone for Blashford with the appointment of GRAHAM. I share the disappointment that residents have felt about delays and so I know that they too will be pleased of this appointment and to see works getting underway.
I would like to thank residents for the vital role they have had in this appointment including the Blashford TRA and resident procurement panel, who have given up their own time to ensure residents’ voices have been heard throughout this process, and I now look forward to a shared resident-focused approach as we move forward with this project.”