Work programme and delivery
In August 2021, Elkins began work on a programme of major refurbishment works on the Kingswood Estate in West Dulwich for Southwark Council. Built in the 1950s and home to more than 1000 residents, the estate required significant refurbishment and repair work, internally and externally, across 30 residential blocks.
The scope of the project is extensive and includes the provision of scaffolding to allow for external brick and concrete repairs, roof repairs and window overhauls.
Internal works are being carried out in both communal areas of the buildings and the individual residences.
16 pilot kitchens and bathrooms have already been completed, including electrical upgrades, the installation of smoke and heat detectors, central heating upgrades, firestopping works and the installation of Aereco mechanical ventilation systems. These works were undertaken in advance of them being rolled out across the rest of the estate.
In other areas of the buildings, our works include: asphalt repairs to shared walkways; decoration to communal areas; overground and underground drainage repairs; installation of incoming water main stop valves; fire risk assessments and associated works; repairs and installation of lighting and emergency lighting in required communal areas.
Work on the project is ongoing and is set to be completed in Summer 2023.