Friday 27 April 2018 - The latest news and updates from the Chalcots Estate

Planning permission granted

On 19 April the combined planning application for replacement cladding and windows was agreed by councillors at planning committee and the application was passed. The application did not include the design of the replacement windows which has not yet been decided. When the window designs have been agreed they will be added into the planning submission. You will soon have an opportunity to tell us about your preferences for the window designs at drop-in sessions in May.

Talk to us about window options

Week commencing Monday 21 May, we will be holding our first drop-in session to discuss the four proposed replacement window designs with you. One drop-in will be held at Swiss Cottage Library, with a number of other events held in TRA rooms in the blocks. The window design team from Arup will be at the drop-ins to present samples of the different design options. There will also be opportunities for you to feed back about the options and what’s important to you.

We will let you know the proposed times and dates of these sessions shortly. We will be choosing the session times to ensure that as many Chalcots residents as possible can attend. If you are unable to make these times, you will still have opportunities to feed back to us.

Warmer weather

We encourage you to open your windows and properly ventilate your home when required. However, we remind you not to open your windows beyond the 100mm restrictors, to prevent damage by mast climbers and for the safety of people walking below. We remind you that windows need to remain closed during particularly high winds.

We ask you to remember to close your windows when you leave your flat as mast climbers may be operating while you are out.

There are simple ways you can help keep your flat cool as the temperature increases:

  • Keep the sun out. Closing curtains and blinds while you are out will significantly cool down your flat.
  • Turn off appliances when not in use. Light bulbs, computers and even plug sockets left on can generate a lot of heat and make your flat much warmer.
  • If you have a fan, place it near the window at night to pull colder air in rather than circulating the hot air inside.

Other news

In order to complete the compartmentation works between flats, we have started carrying out asbestos surveys. We will notify you of any asbestos surveys to be completed in your flat and once completed you can access the survey report by emailing [email protected]