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Cladding Queries

External cladding on residential buildings with more than six storeys

We have produced a detailed list below of all of the buildings we manage where cladding materials are present. It states whether a survey is required and our response.

We have written to all residents in each building with this information.

If you have any questions relating to this matter, please contact our Property Management team, propertymanagers@redwing.co.uk

Are the buildings safe?

A number of residents have contacted Redwing to ask that EWS1 surveys are carried out to their homes, as these are being requested by mortgage lenders. 

We already have a considerable amount of information on the construction of our buildings and do not believe that any of the cladding systems used contain the type of materials that have raised fire safety concerns. 
However, we have agreed to carry out investigations and surveys to confirm this. This means that our residents will be able to provide the documents required to satisfy lenders, if requested.

There are no concerns for building safety while these investigations are undertaken. If, during our investigations, information comes to light which changes this, we will communicate this to residents immediately. 

What are EWS1 certificates?

An EWS1 certificate was introduced in 2019 to give lenders confidence, and homeowners peace of mind, that a building’s construction is free from combustible materials. It ensures that residents of high-rise residential buildings are safe from the risk of fire, now and in the future. The certificates were for buildings over 18 metres tall. However, some lenders are requesting that an EWS1 survey is carried out on medium rise buildings. 

This is a nationwide problem across the property sector, with national leasehold groups lobbying the government regarding this issue. 

Updated guidance was issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in March 2021, clarifying the requirement for an ESW1 form. A link to this guidance can be found below. Our assessment on whether a survey should be carried out has been made based on this guidance. 

https://www.rics.org/globalassets/rics-website/media/upholding-professional-standards/sector-standards/valuation/valuation-of-properties-in-multi-storey-multi-occupancy-residential-buildings-with-cladding.pdf 

Who will pay for the survey?

Many businesses are recharging leaseholders for the cost of carrying out fire safety work to buildings, leaving leaseholders with unexpected costs that can run to tens of thousands of pounds.


The cost of the survey, which will be in excess of £10,000 will be covered by Redwing. Redwing will also pay for any works that are identified. We will not recharge our leaseholders.

Who will carry out the survey?

Hollis Global will undertake this survey.

When will the survey be carried out?

We have met with the Fire Engineer and are now waiting for a start date. We will inform residents as soon as we have a date that the survey will take place.

Buildings requiring EWS1 survey and works

Buildings requiring EWS1
Buildings requiring EWS1 survey and works Height Latest update
Cableyard,
51 Cheapside,
L2 2DX
blocks 1 (1 to 38) and 2 (2 to 34)
13.30m (5 storey) Survey completed, cladding to be removed and replaced with non-timber cladding.  Tender for works underway and a programme will be sent out once dates known.
Preston Point,
21 Preston Street L1
block 1 – 15
16.50m (6 storey) Survey completed, cladding to be removed and replaced with non-timber cladding.  Works currently in the planning process.
The Foundry,
17 Lydia Ann Street, L1 5BW
block 1 - 25
14.15m (5 storey) ESW1 assessment to be undertaken 1st June 2021
The Foundry,
9a Lydia Ann Street, L1 5BW
block 1 - 31
18.43 (7 storey) ESW1 assessment to be carried out 1st June 2021

44 Henry Street, L1 
block 1 to 10

14.10m(6 story) ESW1 assessment  requested, dates to be confirmed

Saunders Building, 12 and 14 Duke Street, L1
blocks 1 to 15 and 1 to 14

17.40m (6 storey) ESW1 assessment to be carried out 24th May 2021.

Commutation Plaza, London Road, L3

all blocks

16.63m (5 storey) ESW1 assessment requested, assessment to be carried out 10th May 2021.

White Court

block 1 - 35
14.5m(6 storey) ESW1 assessment to be carried out 17th May 2021.

 

The following buildings do not require an EWS1 survey as they do not meet the guidance set out by RICS. However, we are currently carrying out further investigations to ensure one is not required:

  • Southwick Court, Wirral, CH42
  • 40 Henry Street, Liverpool, L1 5AY
  • 1 Henry Street, Liverpool, L1 5BS

The following buildings do not require an EWS1 survey due to them either meeting the amended building regulations or being below six storeys and not meeting any further requirements set out in the RICS guidance on cladding systems:

Buildings not requiring EWS1

Building and location

 

Apartments affected

 

Abbey Buildings, Liverpool, L1 6ER

12 to 38

Sheffield Buildings, Liverpool L1 6ER

1 to 37

Arts Village, Liverpool, L1

4 to 11, 27 to 32, 33 to 39

The Foundry, Liverpool, L1 5BW

1 to 6

Kings Park, Liverpool L21 1BB

2 to 16 (even numbers)

Plaza 1821, Liverpool,

All apartments

Reay Court, Wirral, CH44 6NQ

1 to 41

Maritime Grange, Wirral, CH44 6NB

1 to 53

Maritime Grange, CH44 6RE

54 to 63

Maritime View, Wirral, CH42 7LP

1 to 28

Haylemere Court, Southport, PR8 2JT

1 to 9

Millers Court, Ormskirk, L39 4XF

1 to 25 (odd numbers), 2 to 20 (even numbers), 22 to 44 (even numbers), 45 to 54

Jubilee Gardens, St Helens, WA9 5TP

19 to 29 (odd numbers)

Carneghie Court, Birkdale,

1 to 25

Olivers Court, Oldham, OL9 7AW

25 to 32

Coniston Walk, Altrincham, WA15 7YE

1 to 48

Bowness Road, Altrincham, WA15 7YA

2 to 32 (even numbers)

Lincoln Way, Prescot, L35 6PJ

34 to 68 (even numbers)

Grange Road, Fleetwood, FY7 8BH

29 to 35 (odd numbers)

Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, FY7 7NS

222 to 224

Lindel Road, Fleetwood, FY7 7LU

1a and 1b