Race to start for £25m Cardiff twin tower reclad jon

Cardiff City Council is set to approve plans for a £25m post-Grenfell recladding job on two tower blocks in Butetown.

These two blocks – Nelson House and Loudoun House – will mark the start of phase two of the council’s recladding and improvement works programme.

It aims to appoint a contractor through a mini competition using the SEWSCAP3 Framework.

Contractor ISG has been carrying out fire safety and improvement works to three blocks at Lydstep Flats in the first phase of the programme is nearing completion.

And now Cardiff council’s cabinet will decide whether to proceed with the phase two retrofits at a meeting on Thursday March 21.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: “While the recladding scheme at Lydstep Flats took longer than we expected for various reasons, the result has been worth the wait with cladding of the highest level of fire safety, improved thermal efficiency for residents, and the upgraded appearance of the three blocks which enhances the local surroundings.

“We’ve learned some lessons along the way and will be utilising that knowledge as we begin the process for Nelson and Loudoun Houses.”

The scope of the works include the removal of cladding from Loudoun House, the installation of a new cladding system to both blocks, new windows, a replacement roof covering of the concierge block and some boiler replacements and gas works.


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