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Grenfell Tower in January 2013.

Grenfell Tower in January 2013.

January 29, 2013
Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower

January 29, 2013
Grenfell Tower after the refurbishment in June 2016. Screen capture from the webcam at rbkc.regenology.co.uk

Grenfell Tower after the refurbishment in June 2016. Screen capture from the webcam at rbkc.regenology.co.uk

20.06.2016
Grenfell Tower building in 2013

Grenfell Tower building in 2013

29.01.2013
Grenfell Tower windows in 2013

Grenfell Tower windows in 2013

29.01.2013
Grenfell Tower nearly a month after the fire, in July 2017

Grenfell Tower nearly a month after the fire, in July 2017

7.7.2017
Grenfell Tower, as seen from the Kensington Leisure Centre building in July 2017

Grenfell Tower, as seen from the Kensington Leisure Centre building in July 2017

7.7.2017

Grenfell Tower

Address:
Grenfell Road, London W11 1TQ
Type:
Residential
Completion:
1974
Flats:
127
Viewed:
30172

Description of Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower is a 24-storey tower block at the Lancaster West Estate in North Kensington, London W11.

Please click on the map for the exact location. The nearest tube station is Latimer Road 230m.

History

The block was managed by Kensington and Chelsea TMO on behalf of the council until June 2017.

2017 June 14 - Fire at Grenfell Tower destroys the building. The London Fire Brigade received the first of multiple calls to the incident at 0054 on Wednesday morning. The fire affected all floors of the 24 storey building, from the second floor up, and at its height 40 fire engines and more than 200 firefighters were at the scene. The fire crews were able to rescue 65 people from the building. At the time of the fire the building housed ca 400-600 people.

2017 July 7 - The area is fenced off. Many surrounding buildings are seen with a banner "Justice for Grenfell Tower". An ITV News crew van is parked just outside the area.

2016 May - major £10m building refurbishment completes.
The improvements included the installation of insulated exterior cladding, new double glazed windows and a new communal heating system. An impressive new foyer was built along with new facilities at the Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club and Grenfell Under 3s Nursery.
The two-year project, which was designed and delivered by KCTMO in partnership with Rydon Construction, was a complex one as it took place with all 120 flats occupied throughout. The logistics had to be carefully managed to minimise disruption.
Nine much needed new homes were also developed from unused spaces in the building.

Location
The tower is located adjacent to the land at Lancaster West estate and to the north of the three residential finger blocks -
‘Testerton, Hurstway and Barandon Walks’. The tower is connected to the finger blocks by an elevated walkway level.

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News & Comments: (3)

Buildington
2018/04/25 14:37

The plans for the future of Lancaster West Estate were unveiled on Monday 23rd April 2018.

You can see the proposed ideas can be found at lancwestrefurb.com.

Buildington
2018/03/23 04:51

A team of designers and facilitators have been appointed by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, together with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, to work with residents to generate ideas for the future refurbishment of the Lancaster West Estate.

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government made the initial selection and consulted with the Lancaster West Residents’ Association, who added some practices to the list.

The practices were selected because of their experience and design skills and because of their ability to work collaboratively with residents as part of a co-design process.

The process involves helping residents create a design vision for the refurbishment and improvement of their homes, their immediate neighbourhood, and the wider estate.

The initial ‘ideas’ phase of the process, to be completed at the end of March 2018.

The next stage will continue the co-design process with residents involved in selecting the firms to be commissioned to develop the design options in more detail.

Architects in the design team:
Levitt Bernstein (lead and coordination)
Adjaye Associates
Cullinan Studio
Maccreanor Lavington
Murray John Architects
Penoyre & Prasad (co-lead)

Landscape Architects:
Andy Sturgeon Design
Levitt Bernstein

Sustainability:
Twinn Sustainability Innovation

Community engagement and facilitation:
Fluid
Newman Francis

Source: Levitt Bernstein levittbernstein.co.uk

Buildington
2014/04/10 12:50

A major milestone in the £10m refurbishment of the Royal Borough's Grenfell Tower in North Kensington has been reached with the appointment of the construction company Rydon to carry out the work.

Funded by the Royal Borough as part of the wider £57m regeneration of the area which will see it transformed by 2016, the contract has been awarded by Kensington & Chelsea TMO (KCTMO), which manages the block on behalf of the Council.

The large scale works will include an upgrade of the cladding to the exterior of the building, new windows and a totally new heating system. All of this will greatly enhance the energy efficiency of the tower.

Seven much needed new homes will also be created from unused spaces. In addition there will be new facilities for the nursery and the Dale Boxing Club.

Rydon was appointed under strict OJEU (Official Journal of the European Journal) guidelines. KCTMO required a contractor that could demonstrate outstanding resident engagement in similar tower block refurbishments.

Fay Edwards, Chair of KCTMO, which manages the tower on behalf of the borough, said: "I'm delighted that we have been successful in appointing Rydon. I sat on the tender panel and was involved in the interview process. Residents of the tower have long had to put up with a sub-standard heating system and poor insulation and this has affected the quality of their lives. The new heating system will mean they can adjust the heating to their own needs for the first time."

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