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Resident liaison is so critical in #cladding #remediation projects. The residents safety is paramount, but also to treat them with compassion for what they have and are experiencing everyday should be front and centre of what we do.

We ensure occupant safety is our topmost priority, and are fully committed to achieving consistent compliance.

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Crown Wharf Resident Gift Bags

Part of our adherence to social responsibility is to ensure that we support the local community by ensuring they are well informed throughout the process of making their building safe.

Maintaining consistent contact with the residents at Crown Wharf is something Envoy has excelled in and as a thank you for their ongoing patience, we presented each resident with a gift bag.

Since we commenced on site at the beginning of 2022, we have maintained consistent contact with the residents at Crown Wharf, ensuring that they are informed every step of the way as their building is made safe.

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Are You Compliant? Understanding the Impact of the Building Safety Act

The Building Safety Act 2022 represents a significant milestone in enhancing building safety standards and practices. As the construction industry continues to evolve, compliance with this legislation is paramount to create a safer and more accountable built environment. 

The Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 was a wake-up call for the construction industry and policymakers worldwide. In response to the devastating fire, governments and regulatory bodies took action to prevent such incidents in the future. The enactment of the Building Safety Act stands as a significant milestone in ensuring building safety and compliance. 

The Act places a greater responsibility on construction companies and the owners of buildings for guaranteeing that the correct safety measures are in place throughout the lifecycle of a building. This means that the companies and owners must ensure that each building in their portfolio is compliant with the law that the Regulator has established, and that the buildings are managed and dealt with according to their degree of risk. Non-compliance by those responsible can have significant consequences, including reputational damage and legal action.

Compliance with the Building Safety Act:

As part of the Building Safety Act, it is a legal requirement that all high-rise buildings 18m or higher with two or more residential units to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator by 1 October 2023. The registration process opened on the 1st of April 2023. The Principal Accountable Person for each building is required to:

  • Complete the registration process of their building with the BSR (Building Safety Regulator)
  • Perform a building safety risk assessment 
  • Introduce measures to manage the risks
  • Prepare a Safety Case Report for submission to the BSR

What is a Building Safety Case and Safety Case Report?

The Safety Case is all the information used to manage the risk of fire spread and structural safety of the building. The information is used as evidence to demonstrate and justify how these hazards and their consequences are being prevented in the building. 

The Safety Case Report is a document that shows how Building Safety risks have been assessed and all the reasonable steps that are being taken to prevent risk. It clearly identifies any major fire and structural hazards in the building and shows how the Accountable person is managing the risks associated with the building. The Building Safety Regulator will use the report to assess and verify the systems for managing, controlling, and mitigating major fire and structural risks in the specific building. It is the primary way the BSR will hold the Accountable Person to account. 

What must the Report include?

  • A Description of the Building
  • Information about the Residents in the Building Relevant to Safety Risks
  • Emergency Plans and Preparedness Procedures
  • An Assessment of the Risks Residents Face
  • Fire Prevention Measures
  • Structural Safety
  • Services And Utilities Information
  • Inspection And Maintenance

The Report must be able to give confidence that the building’s fire and structural risks are identified and managed adequately. Therefore, the PAP must ensure it is continually reviewed and updated to reflect any changes. The Report is assisted by the Golden Thread of information which delivers all information and evidence around the assessment and management of Building Safety risks. 

Non-compliance with the Report:

Failure to submit a completed Safety Case Report is a criminal offence under the Act, and high-rise residential safety managers must ensure that the Report meets all the requirements. Non-compliance can lead to serious consequences to those responsible. Some of these include:

  • Legal and financial consequences: can lead to fines, imprisonment, and liability claims in the event of a fire or other safety incident.
  • Increased Building Safety Risks: If the regulations are not upheld, there would be increased safety risks for building occupants, including risks from structural failure and fire hazards.
  • Reputational damage: Building owners and construction companies can suffer reputational damage for not complying and therefore lose opportunities and trust from key stakeholders.
  • Delays in project construction: Safety issues will need to be identified and addressed if there is failure to comply with safety regulations, which would cause delay in any projects in the construction stage.
  • Environmental harm: Can also result in damage to the environment, pollution and waste and harm to wildlife and natural resources.
  • Difficulty selling and leasing: Non-compliance with the regulations would make it difficult to sell or lease the building, especially for residents looking to move or re-mortgage.
  • Insurance issues: Insurance coverage for the building would result in increased costs and liability as it would be harder to insure the building.

What is the Golden Thread and why is it so important?

‘The Golden Thread is both the information that allows you to understand a building and the steps needed to keep both the building and the steps needed to keep both the building and the people safe, now and in the future.’ BRAC’s summary definition.

The government requires that Duty holders and Principal Accountable Persons create and maintain a golden thread, throughout a building’s life cycle. The golden thread includes:

  • The information about a building that allows someone to understand a building and manage it safely.
  • The information management to ensure the information is accurate, easily understandable, can be accessed by those who need it and is up to date.

It will ensure that building owners have well-documented and accurate evidence of their risk assessments and safety arrangements as well as supported documentation. It will make it easier for them to manage relevant safety information, providing assurance to both the BSR and residents that measures are in place to manage risk and safety. 

The Golden Thread will apply to all the buildings within the scope of the Building Safety Regime. It will use digital tools and systems to enable key information on the buildings to be stored and used effectively to ensure safer buildings. It will be used to support duty holders and the Principle Accountable Persons throughout the life cycle of a building by recording all information. 

The Golden Thread brings all information together in a single place meaning there is always one source of truth. It ensures that information on the building is easily accessible to the right people at the right time. It also sets out a new higher standard of information-keeping which will support the BSR in assuring buildings are managed safely. 

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Compliance with the Building Safety Act is imperative for creating a safe built environment. Safety Case Reports play a pivotal role in assessing and mitigating risks associated with high-rise residential buildings. By adherence to the Act and preparation of complete and thorough Safety Case Reports whilst upholding The Golden Thread, duty holders demonstrate their commitment to building safety, and participate in the ongoing campaign for Building Safety in the built environment. 

Building Safety Act Regulations: Ensuring a Safer Future

The Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 was a wake-up call for the construction industry and policymakers. In response to the devastating fire, governments and regulatory bodies took action to prevent such incidents in the future. The enactment of the Building Safety Act in April 2022 stands as a significant milestone in ensuring building safety and compliance. 

The Act makes ground-breaking reforms to give residents and homeowners more rights and powers. Its aim is to protect people living in high-rise buildings and give new duties to the people responsible for the safety of these buildings. It overhauls existing regulations, creating lasting change and indicating how residential buildings should be constructed, maintained, and made safe. 

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) are an independent body established by the Building Safety Act, 2022. They are the building control authority formed to oversee the safety and standards of all buildings, having a special focus on high-rise buildings; 18 metres or higher. They will advise the government, oversee, and influence the competence and performance of the whole built environment. This includes ensuring that buildings are safe from fire and other hazards, including using combustible materials in building construction. The BSR implements and enforces a new regulatory regime for high-rise residential buildings, which has 3 main functions:

  • Encouraging the built environment industry and building control professionals to improve their competence.
  • Leading implementation of the new regulatory framework for high-rise buildings. 
  • They will regulate high-rise buildings. 

Every high-rise building will have a Principal Accountable Person, or PAP, who is responsible for managing the building’s safety. They are responsible for preventing and reducing fire spread and structural failures to limit consequences on the people living in the building. They will be compelled to demonstrate that effective and proportionate measures have been established to manage building safety risks in the higher-risk buildings for which they are responsible. The BSR will assess whether these duty holders are correctly evaluating building safety and meeting regulations on their buildings. The principal accountable person can be:

  • The freeholder or estate owner
  • Landlord
  • A management company
  • Resident Management Company (RMC)
  • Right To Manage Company (RTM)
  • Commonhold Association

With multiple parties from differing industries being involved in the remediation of these projects, it is critical to ensure alignment and clearly defined roles.  However, without doubt, the most important people involved are the residents who are living in these buildings.  With six years passing since the Grenfell tragedy, residents are rightly feeling the pressure, some with mounting bills for insurance and unable to re-mortgage or move from their property. It is essential therefore that the Resident Liaison piece of the remediation works is handled with utmost care, compassion, and a sympathetic ear to understand their pain and work with them throughout the works.

End of Sprint Celebration

Last Friday was an exciting day for Colorminium and Envoy, as it marked the first full team get together for 2023. It was great to have the opportunity to meet everyone and take some time out of our normal day to enjoy a BBQ cooked and served by some of the keen chefs in our team!

It also gave us time to connect with some of our new team members and collaborate with each other to share ideas, discuss smarter ways to get more done, and plan ahead for the next Sprint. 

We spent some time during the afternoon reviewing our Core Values, keeping them front of mind and ensuring we stay aligned to them in everything we do. We also reviewed the first third of 2023, sharing some key highlights and discussing our plans and goals for the future.

Crown Wharf Timber Sustainability

As part of our commitment to a sustainable future for developments in London, we love to see redundant materials such as the Balau timber cladding and Ekki timber decking from our Crown Wharf site being repurposed for other projects.

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Ashwells – Reclaimed Timber by supplying them with timber that we had removed during our turnkey remediation work on Crown Wharf.

Crown Wharf Project Update

We are thrilled to update you on the latest developments at Crown Wharf, as we have recently begun installing brick slips using a cutting-edge corium cladding system.

We are also excited to be working alongside Pellings to ensure that the building is safe and secure for the residents.

If you’re interested in learning more about this exciting project, please click here.

Recognizing our Crown Wharf teams’ success and hard work with Pizza Day

Envoy Projects Ltd held a Pizza Day at Crown Wharf yesterday to recognise the teams’ success in achieving their February Goals.

This is an excellent example of how small initiatives can make a significant impact on team morale. Generating positive work culture, promoting teamwork, and showing appreciation for the teams’ hard work.

Building on 46 Years of Successful Façade Delivery

Envoy Projects Ltd builds on 46 years of successful façade delivery by its parent company, Colorminium London Ltd.

We work with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and their project management team at Faithful + Gould along with some of the markets largest Developers, Housing Associations, Building Managers and Fire Engineers.

Listen to Charles Horne from British Land talk about the 100 Liverpool Street Project and how Colorminium helped turn his vision into a reality, by transforming Broadgate from a 5 day a week operation to a world-class 7 day a week mixed use destination.

Colorminium London Ltd had the privilege of working alongside Hopkins Architects to develop this complex façade for the stunning elliptical atrium and partnering with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the installation of the atrium as the crown of the building. Our involvement then extended to design and manufacture the surgical and crisp looking soffits that sweep through the arcade from Liverpool Street station to Broadgate Circle.

This truly impressive project was London’s first net-zero delivery and quick to be recognised by multiple awards and a BREEAM Outstanding rating. It provides the benchmark for London offices, demonstrating clear strategic thinking in the approach to reuse of the existing building structure.

Bring the power of Colorminium experience and expertise to your cladding remediation project!

Thank you, Residents at Crown Wharf!

Since we commenced on site at the beginning of 2022, we have maintained consistent contact with the residents at Crown Wharf, ensuring that they are informed every step of the way as their building is made safe.

As a thank you for their ongoing patience, we presented each resident with a hamper at the end of the year, hand delivered by our on-site team.

Envoy Projects Ltd is a specialist division of Colorminium London Ltd, on a mission to help our clients make their buildings safe! Read more about our turnkey remedial works here.

The Minories Hotel, Aldgate

This recently completed project sees the first Canopy by Hilton open it’s doors to guests in Aldgate London.

Commissioned by the client, 4C Hotel Group in January 2017 to work on the largest hotel project in their portfolio, Colorminium worked on a façade strategy starting with optimisation through to developing the detailed design of the façade with Acme architects from RIBA stage 2.

This early engagement enabled us to realise the vision of celebrating the existing façade with a bespoke feature fin system that clad the existing pre-cast frame, to give it the stunning finish we see today.

This video captures our journey with the Client and Architect on another stunning landmark scheme – working together to build a sustainable future for London.

Project Secured – Crown Wharf

We are excited to announce that we have secured the Crown Wharf façade remedials project in Stratford.

Appointed by Pellings LLP on behalf of Haus Block Management and Crown Wharf RTM, we are acting as the Principal Contractor providing a full turnkey remedial solution to replace combustible cladding materials including ACM, HPL and Timber cladding, along with combustible insulation used as part of the wall build-ups and render system.

Haus Block Management

Project Management
Pellings LLP

Our Service

As part of our overall solution for this project some of the key services we are providing are:

  • Intrusive opening up surveys
  • Comprehensive design process including building control and fire engineer signoff
  • Principle contractor role including all welfare, access and installation
  • Thorough and fully transparent QA system covering all aspects of the works
  • Provision of the EWS1 form following completion


  • EWI Render
  • Aluminium Cladding Panels
  • Fibre Cement Cladding Panels
  • Timber effect boarding system
  • Balcony decking
  • Glazed in spandrel panels
  • Brick slips
University of Winchester Update

Excellent progress being made on the University of Winchester, West Downs 1.

Progress photos released show the frame now fully on view.

We are all looking forward to commencing on the external facade to really bring the building to life.

Keep following to watch this building transform across the next few months.

Wedge House, Hoxton Hotel Update

Great progress being made at Wedge House, Hoxton Hotel with the frame topping out. Congratulations to Lifschutz Davidson SandilandsGardiner & Theobald and Kier Group for reaching this large milestone.