Broadwater Farm estate located next to Lordship Rec in Tottenham is home to a strong and passionate community. In March 2017, Haringey Council successfully won its bid from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and was awarded £2.3m of funding. Broadwater Farm is one of the Tottenham estates that is benefiting from this regeneration.
The present Broadwater Farm estate built between 1967 and 1973, is made up of twelve concrete-panelled blocks which have four to six storeys with a deck access system of pedestrianised walkways.
Embassy Site Services were contracted by our long-term partner Engie to erect scaffolding on two blocks on the Broadwater Farm estate. The project was initially challenging as some of the pre-existing scaffolding erected by the preceding company did not appear to be TG 2013 compliant, and it, therefore, required our team to design a compliant scaffold that fit the scaffold system already in place. This had a positive impact as other scaffolding companies working on other blocks on the estate followed suit and changed their scaffolding so there was a unified look across all blocks. The work on the staircases, in particular, was a highlight.
When the works were being undertaken on this project, residents were still living in flats and due to the less affluent area, it was at times a challenging estate to work on. It was therefore important that Embassy liaised with the estates’ RLO (Resident Liaison Officer) when the team were working to ensure that the project ran as smoothly as possible.
“This project is a great example of due diligence by the Embassy team who had the ability and experience to highlight improvements to the safety of building, and for the residents within it.”