Fire safety improvement works commence on Sterte Court in Poole

United Living Property Services have commenced fire safety improvement works on the external façade of two tower blocks known as Sterte Court in Poole.

The £3.8 million work programme on behalf of Poole Housing Partnership will remove the old cladding system from outside of the two accommodation blocks and have new A-rated fire-resistant cladding panels installed.

The buildings’ existing cladding system, replaced and completed in 2015, needs to be removed due to the materials no longer meeting the government’s current building regulations.

This is United Living Property Services second project with Poole Housing Partnership, and are currently delivering a major external and internal maintenance programme within four tower blocks along Poole Harbour. This includes replacing the current render with a façade more suitable to a seafront location, alongside enhanced living space with new balconies.

Russell Payne, Operations Manager, United Living Property Services, said: “The ongoing safety of residents living at Sterte Court is paramount, and together with Poole Housing Partnership, we are working to ensure all appropriate measures are in place to keep people safe”.

Poole Housing Partnership Chief Executive Su Spence, said” We are pleased that we have been able to appoint United Living to undertake the work at Sterte Court. To date, they have been able to deliver the twin aims of high-quality workmanship and respect because they are working in and around people’s homes as they deliver this. We look forward to seeing the completion of works and being able to confirm to the residents that the façade provides to the highest of standards.

Sterte Court refers to two x 10-storey blocks of flats (114 flats) on the Sterte Esplanade owned by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council (BCPC). The site is managed by Poole Housing Partnership on behalf of BCPC.