Collins Place, Portsmouth
Lawtech successfully completed the cladding remediation works at Collins Place in Southsea, Portsmouth.
April 2021 - April 2023
Lawtech were tasked with the replacement of combustible cladding to all elevations for Collins Place, a large, multi-occupied residential building fronting Fratton Bridge roundabout. Non-combustible alternatives including Rockpanel and fire stopping were installed. Further works included the replacement of timber decking on balconies with AliDeck, as well as window and door frame replacements.
Our Resident Liaison Officer (RLO) worked with residents to minimise disruption and enhance customer satisfaction. Lawtech supported VIVID with a Community Hub located across from our site, this is a place for community events, engagement and skill building for all members of the local community. Lawtech are committed to hiring local where possible; our Resident Liaison Officer, Contracts Manager, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager, Site Manager, and Assistant Site Manager are from the Portsmouth area.
Services undertook six youth work sessions funded through VIVID Housing and Lawtech to help raise awareness of the health and safety risks whilst the building work takes place. During each session youth workers engaged with children and young people within the area as well as adult residents. A number of activities were used as a tool to engage young people and included: football, outdoor arts and crafts, problem solving games and consultation opportunities. These sessions led up to a Community Day for residents of Collins Place and Priory View. This event provided residents the opportunity to speak to contractors, ask questions about building safety, and complete a resident feedback form. Fun activities and free food were also provided.
Each week The Hub also hosted Youth Events, giving a safe space for ages 8 through to 16 to talk about their worries and problems, learn new skills, build friendships, and most importantly have fun.
In the run up to Christmas, our RLO also held a Christmas card competition, and the winning entry was shared in the monthly newsletter.