Rydon delivered an £8.6m upgrade to the 24-storey Grenfell Tower as part of a £57m borough-wide regeneration in Kensington & Chelsea, London.
Located in the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington, the project on the 1970s-built tower has delivered a number of improvements, with residents still in occupation, to the community facilities and energy efficiency of the building. Additional new homes have also been created using vacant space.
Externally, rain screen cladding, curtain wall façade and replacement windows were fitted, improving thermal insulation and modernising the exterior of the building.
Internally, lower floor space was remodelled to incorporate extra new homes as well as a nursery, which was relocated from another part of the building. A completely new heating system was installed, which contributes to reducing living costs of residents.
Resident liaison is an important part of this redevelopment and residents were actively consulted as the project progressed
Rydon achievied a BREEAM rating and secured eco funding from KCTMO.
You can view the webcam of the tower here.
A successful local employment initiative ‘Live Train’ was implemented on the scheme offering a number of work placement opportunities for people who would like to get into the construction industry. Separately, Rydon also provided several jobs to local residents.
Dale Youth Boxing Club, which has produced some of the UK’s best boxing talent including Olympic Gold medal gold medallist James DeGale and IBF/WBA contender George Groves, is based within the Tower. The work provided the club a much larger and improved training facilities, which will be around three times the size of its current premises.