Garden House / 56 High Street

Here is some key information for customers about what we’re doing at Garden House following our fire risk assessment.

We’re in the process of fixing two cladding-related issues at two buildings in Central Manchester. Customers can check out our latest updates on each building below and contact us via the link at the bottom of the page.

Latest update – 22 April

56 High Street

Works are now well underway and progressing well.

Our contractor, Warden Construction, have recently provided a comprehensive customer update, you can read it here.

As a reminder, our schedule is as follows.

2023

November: We’ll be setting up the work site around the building including materials storage areas and fencing to keep you and pedestrians safe. We’ll also begin to scaffold the front and rear elevations of the building.

December: We’ll finalise the remainder of scaffolding and pause work over the Christmas period to minimise disruption to customers over the festive period.

2024

January: We’ll begin our initial remediation work on Level 7 and, once complete, move on to Level 6

February: We’ll complete our initial remediation work on levels 6, 5 and 4.

March: We’ll start and complete our initial remediation work on levels 3 and 2.

April: We’ll start and complete our initial remediation work on level 1 then begin the final finishing work on Level 7 and begin work on Level 6.

May: We’ll begin and complete our final finishing work on levels 6 and 5 and start final work on Level 4.

June: We’ll finalise work on levels 4 and 3 and start final work on level 2.

July: We’ll finalise work on level 2 and 1 and begin the final fire barrier installation.

September: We’ll complete the final fire barrier installation, remove the scaffolding, and finalise the work.

Works are currently on schedule.

If you want to sell your property, re-mortgage, or get a valuation, we appreciate that this situation makes it more complicated. We hold a B2 EWS1 certificate which is available at the bottom of the page and are also happy to assist with any enquiries.

While we can’t guarantee a lender will agree to lend to an individual homebuyer because of the many factors involved in their decision, we’ve been advised that most lenders will accept the certificate and remedial proposals to help guide their decision.

Garden House

We have reached a point with Muse, the original developer of the building, where they are ready to begin the delivery of remedial works at Garden House. We have now written to all customers to seek support for that agreement for works to commence.

The full letter and response form is below:

Documents

About Garden House

The premises are known as 101-604 The Garden House (114 High Street Manchester M4 1HQ). This is a seven storey purpose-built city centre block of apartments comprising of 47 dwellings distributed over six floors. With the exception of the entrance foyer, lift enclosure, plant and cleaners’ rooms, the ground floor is occupied exclusively by commercial premises

About High Street

The premises are known as 1–33, 56 High Street Manchester M4 1ED. This eight storey purpose built mid-terraced city centre block comprises of 33 flats and a commercial unit on the ground floor.

 

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