#7 Tustin Estate - EQUANS Regeneration with Rockpanel
EQUANS brings together ENGIE’s UK & Ireland services-led activity under a new brand. All of our activity in technical services & facilities management, energy efficiency and regeneration are now part of EQUANS – along with our refurbishment, including building safety works, and specialist energy related capabilities: in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.
The Tustin Estate scheme, delivered by EQUANS on behalf of client, Southwark Council, is part of the borough’s wider whole-estate, multi-million pound regeneration programme. The internal and external works undertaken delivered significant improvements to three towers blocks and the surrounding area; completely refurbishing the estate and delivering modernised, safer and more energy-efficient homes for more than 600 residents.
The programme consisted of three phases:
Phase 1: Comprising demolition of entrance/exit podiums and concrete repair works, construction of new carpark, and minor asbestos removal to TRA building
Phase 2: Internal works including new kitchens and bathrooms, electrical works, boiler replacement
Phase 3: Roof renewal and insulation, double-glazing, installation of cladding, construction of 13 new hidden homes to the ground floor, where podiums used to be
The scheme is an excellent example of collaboration between all stakeholders, particularly in response to challenges and delays presented following Grenfell, and the COVId-19, and also demonstrates innovation and a commitment to levelling-up through social value activities.
The external façade finish, with its colourful, iridescent, chameleon cladding is striking to observe, and combined with associated improvements such as new TRA facilities/external landscaping, the aesthetic transformation has reignited resident pride in where they live.