ENGIE wins £120m deal to replace cladding on towers

Grant Prior 2 weeks ago
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ENGIE has been appointed by housing association Optivo to deliver fire remediation work worth £120m over the next seven years.

Optivo have been surveying and investigating the materials and workmanship of external wall systems to assess whether its blocks meet acceptable standards of safety in accordance with Governance advice.

Both organisations will work closely with residents to provide comprehensive remediation solutions.

Specialist works will include the removal and replacement of combustible materials to external wall systems, including cavity barriers and the removal and replacement of any non-compliant spandrel panels and balconies.

The contract starts in April and will see ENGIE embark on several months of extensive investigation and design work across various buildings.  The remediation programme will be delivered over seven years, with work on site due to begin this summer.

Dan Germann, Regional Managing Director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, said: “Optivo has a very clear directive and the significance of this work isn’t lost on anybody.

“We have the experience, technology, skills and systems in place to work within the golden thread framework – which was a requisite of the delivery – but we are also perfectly placed to bring net zero solutions to the table; ensuring these homes are not only safe, but efficient.”

Heather Langridge, Director of Asset Compliance at Optivo, added: “We want to make sure our residents are safe in the building they live in.

“It’s why we’re continuing to do everything we can to comply with all the Government guidance and regulations to ensure all our buildings meet the required standards.  We welcome this partnership which means we can now start to deliver these vital fire remediation works.”

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