Major Works on Curnock Street Estate


Why is council changing the front doors?

London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority has served a number of “Notification of Fire Safety Deficiencies” (or enforcement notices) relating to 7 blocks in Curnock, on Camden with a target date to address these deficiencies, an example of which is attached. Please note, an extension has been granted until February 2017 due to the requirement to gain Planning approval and consult with residents.


What are the Boiler Refurbishment and Associated Works?

The reasons for the works are that the boilers and plant room equipment in the boiler house have reached the end of their useful life. This is supported by the high levels of breakdowns, extent of repairs and the options Appraisal that was undertaken earlier this year. Last financial year (2011/12), maintenance costs were £43,000 (£150 per dwelling). This figure is expected to rise significantly unless a major refurbishment of the heating scheme is completed.


What are the Water Tank Repairs/Replacement Works?

Description of Proposed works
Water Tank Repairs/Replacement and all Associated Works

Reasons for Proposal

The existing tanks are in a very poor condition


What are the Gas Supply Works?

National Grid needs to replace the existing gas main within the car park area of the estate and install a new external /internal gas supplies within your property.

Where the gas supply is run on the outside of the building it will be painted black on the vertical runs and white on the horizontal pipe runs, The pipe in the Car Park areas will be painted black and colour banded as conveying gas.

The works will be commencing on site on Monday 31st January 2011 ,the works is provisionally planned to take ten weeks to complete.

Your existing gas supply will need to be transferred to the new supply and your gas meter will be moved to an external meter box, if you live on the ground floor of the above four blocks. The gas meter will remain in the same position for the other Premises. There will be a short interruption to your supply over this period.

HEATING WORKS (2010-2011)

What are the Heating Works?

A brief summary of the Heating Works included in this contract:

• Below ground pre-insulated pipework
• Replacement of District Heating pipework in Public & Private car parks
• Installation of thermostatic & lockshield radiator valves and associated works
• Supply & installation of 2 no. 8000 litre Cold Water Storage tanks and associated pipework
• Boiler room air intake fan system
• Supply & install high level acoustic louvre, acoustic enclosure to Boiler ventilation and steel doors and blanking plates to boiler room
• Builderswork, redecorations and removal of redundant heating pipework
• Temporary lighting to tank room: Electrical installation to air intake fans in boiler room, incl. wiring to controller
• Calorifiers; remove existing and replace with 4 new

IRS SYSTEM (2010-2011)


What is an IRS System?

An IRS system stand for integrated receiving system. An IRS system is the means for satellite, TV aerial and Radio aerial signals to be passed to multiple points.

A Communal aerial and satellite IRS System is often the most flexible type of system to use for communal aerial and satellite systems and empowers the end user to choose what they wish to watch or listen to.

It provides the ‘means’ to be able to receive all of these signals. Only the means. For example, if a tenant wanted to receive Sky digital, then they would need to subscribe to Sky themselves and get a Sky Digital box also themselves.

The signals will be present for the tenant to connect up to, without the need to go on to the roof.

For more information about the proposed works, please read the following documents and stories.


What kind of works will take place?

The installation of replacement windows, balcony screens, external doors to bin room, garden fences entrance doors and door entry/security system to blocks as the Curnock Street Estate, as shown by drawing numbers LBB0144/001, LBB0144/002, LBB/0144/003, LBB0144/004 & LBB/0144/005.


What kind of works will take place?

Those works were related to the fencing of the whole estate as well as some other security around the blocks.

This project was rejected by the residents and has never been implemented.