Just met 12 residents at Orwell Quay, where two buildings will follow St Francis Tower in receiving Building Safety Fund support for remediations.
As well as pressing for improvements to the conditions residents are enduring in St Francis Tower, I have been following the progress of Orwell Quay. It’s important that leaseholders are engaged in the process and that a collaborative approach is taken.
I think the proposed cover for Orwell Quay is better than the thick plastic shrinkwrap used on St Francis Tower, though the new material is still not ideal. It’s called “netting”, hardly. Residents are still understandably frustrated by delays, as well as the complexity of the issue.
I’m aware that there are further buildings within Orwell Quay which also require work on cladding but do not qualify for the Building Safety Fund due to the height restrictions, which is an issue I’m watching keenly.