Chalcots: McLaren Construction recommended as contractor for Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow major works

Camden Council is set to award McLaren Construction the contract for the major works project at Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow Towers on the Chalcots estate.

The recommended appointment follows the conclusion of a thorough procurement process.

Once the appointment is made the pre-construction phase can start immediately, with the technical designs, surveys, and specifications already completed for the four blocks.

The cladding installation will begin in June 2022 as part of a schedule of works that will see the contractor working on two blocks at the same time.

Due to its different structure, a separate two stage ‘design and build’ contract has already been awarded for Blashford Tower, which has allowed for work to start on the building sooner than would be the case if Blashford was part of the same contract as the other blocks.

Works are due to be completed on all five blocks in December 2023.

The resident procurement panel were again a vital part of this procurement process, ensuring that residents’ voices were heard throughout and helping to select a contractor that would:

  • Provide a proposal that meets design specifications
  • Have a strong focus on resident care and minimising disruption
  • 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

McClaren Construction has also committed to employing 20% of their workforce for this project from the local community.

Councillor Meric Apak, Cabinet Member for Better Homes
We have come a long way since we started works at the Chalcots and we remain on track to deliver a new A1 rated cladding system and a new standard of safety for everyone on the estate.

This is a significant step forward and I know that residents will be pleased to see this appointment made as they share our determination to see works get underway as soon as possible.

I would like to thank residents for the vital role they have had in this including the resident procurement panel, who have given up their own time to ensure residents’ voices have been heard throughout this process.

Our sights are now firmly set on completion in 2023 and I look forward to a shared resident-focused approach as we move forward with the delivery of this project.
Councillor Meric Apak, Cabinet Member for Better Homes