Ferrier Point is a 23-storey tower block in Canning Town, within the London Borough of Newham. The block was completed in 1968 and is the only remaining one of five blocks built in the area dating from the 1960s.

The refurbishment of Ferrier Point was the first project of the major regeneration of Canning Town and Custom House areas in Newham, a 15-year, over £3 billion commitment to revitalising an area with one of the highest levels of poverty and unemployment within the UK.

What has Rydon done?

The refurbishment works include:

  • Installation of insulated rainscreen cladding to all elevations.
  • New triple glazed thermally efficient windows.
  • New roofing.
  • Full internal refurbishment to all 115 homes (including new hot water and heating systems and bringing electrical systems to modern standards).
  • New ground floor entrance area and concierge desk.
  • New CCTV and door entry security.
  • Installation of 375m² of photovoltaic panels to provide free power to the building.

The installation of PV cells, which cover 50% of the south façade of the building, feed power back into the National Grid, providing enough to cover the cost of the communal power and lighting.

As well as the PV cells, the installation of triple glazed windows, an additional 200mm of insulation to the elevations and roof area, along with the installation of SEDBUK A-rated boilers to all properties, reduces the carbon footprint of the entire block by up to 50%. This helps reduce resident bills, whilst transforming it into a vibrant, modern and desirable place to live.

Bag for Life

Our continued commitment to sustainability within construction meant this project was an ideal candidate to launch the new Rydon Bag for Life.

The eco-friendly bag is full of the latest products which Rydon is encouraging residents to use to help reduce their energy consumption within their homes and save money on their energy bills. All of the products are easy to use and can be incorporated within any family home.

To further support residents and be at the forefront of initiatives of this kind we are also introducing one-to-one home visits with the residents, supported by our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate, Andrew Leatherland, alongside the Resident Liaison Team. Our aim is to help change the residents' behaviours, and encourage them to make small and easy changes to their day-to-day lives, which then have a huge impact on the environment and their wallets!