Construction firm to deliver £8.8m cladding project

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver an £8.8m cladding remediation project in Birmingham, following updates to the government’s Building Safety Act.

The project for Jupiter (Phase 2) Management Company, will utilise the Building Safety Fund – part of the Building Safety Programme introduced following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The fund works to remediate unsafe cladding on residential buildings more than 18m high in England and ensures that residents of high-rise buildings are safe in their homes, now and in the future.

The scheme, which is being project managed by Ridge and Partners LLP, will see the removal and replacement of the existing seven-storey façade. The new exterior was designed by Design Engine Architects and includes a mix of render, brickwork, and timber.

Willmott Dixon has established a liaison officer to help minimise disruption to residents who will be remaining in their homes throughout the works.

Michelle Cotterill, director at Willmott Dixon, said: “It’s never been more important to ensure our buildings are up to scratch, and while there will be short term disruption, we hope this project will bring residents and the surrounding community peace of mind.”

Work has begun on-site, with the project due to last for around 16 months.