With necessary planning consents now granted by Westminster City Council,
the works to the apartments, utilities, services and windows are now underway
in Rodney, Duncan and Beatty Houses.
Other important milestones were marked by the successful relocation of our
Duncan and Beatty House residents into their new temporary accommodation
within the estate. Our dedicated moves team was on hand to help every step of
the way, working hard to make the process as smooth as it possibly could be.
Once settled in their new homes, we were keen to engage with residents
and learn from these first rounds of relocations - gathering feedback on their
experiences, helping to ensure we ease the process even further into the future.
From one good home to another
In the ‘strip out’ phase, our specialist contractor has carefully and safely removed
all interior fittings, fixtures and inner workings from Rodney, Duncan and Beatty Houses,
before disposing of everything in an environmentally sustainable way.
This critical enabling work takes approximately 3 months per building, involving the hand
extraction of outdated mechanical services, radiators and electrical wiring and data cabling
to make way for new state-of-the-art eco-friendly systems.
In line with our strict environmental targets, 98% of all material removed was recycled,
including furniture being redistributed and reused around estate. Furthermore, local charities
and community organisations, along with nearly 500 local people received donations
of furniture and homewares from Rodney’s serviced apartments.
By the end of this large-scale recycling operation, not one of the thousands of pieces remained,
with absolutely everything finding a new home and nothing going to landfill.
It’s important to us to see these items now playing a positive part in our local community.