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Published: 06/09/2019

In July the government published the Private Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund prospectus, setting out full fund application guidance.  Further fund guidance was provided in August.  Like a lot of our colleagues across the sector we have been busy since the Summer advising and assisting clients on assessment, technical remediation solutions, procurement and fund application. “Technically the solutions are there and well understood.  The challenge is in the delivery of any remediation plan including temporary measures and negating any impact on residents safety.  The fund application process is of course all a bit new and everyone is proceeding tentatively at this point, but we are getting there.  The team at Harris Associates are working with some of the UK’s top agents and advisers for the benefit of our clients in delivering these remediation schemes.”  – Shaun Harris

In other news we won some super instructions in this period including the re-roofing and renovation of a Grade II Listed mixed use converted warehouse overlooking Tower Bridge.  “A real treat to be working on this building, lots of technical and logistical challenges, not least working on the Thames side and all that that involves plus of course ensuring the planning and heritage officers are satisfied.”  – Richard Stone

We also stretched our green boots by winning an instruction to renew a substantial failed green roof on an award wining and prestigious central London block.  Luke Thatcher is our Green Roof specialist and is moving this project forward with aplomb.

In September Harris Associates attended the RESI Convention at the Celtic Manor as exhibitors.  As usual a very well attended and organised event and some excellent speakers.  “We hadn’t been for a couple of years, so this year I thought we would exhibit as well as just attend.  It was a very fruitful visit to the Celtic Manor, not just due to a couple of instructions that we picked up, but listening to our peers and hooking up with clients outside of the normal workspace is priceless.  See you again next year.” – Shaun Harris