Redecoration Works to Common Areas of The Royal Arsenal Residential Village Royal Arsenal is a riverside development spanning 88 acres, in Woolwich London. With a history dating back to 1671, the former munitions factory now provides a blend of converted and new build residential properties, together with an array of commercial, retail and leisure outlets.
Strata were appointed to deliver a programme of internal painting and decorating works to communal areas across the estate, including the erection of access towers. Works commenced in October 2020 with an anticipated completion of February 2021, however the UK was placed into a national lockdown over the Christmas break, threatening to halt the programme.
We quickly held strategy meetings with the client teams in order to coordinate an alternative solution that would enable us to reduce operative numbers, increasing social distancing measures, keeping residents and staff safe, without stopping work.
Our newly agreed and rapidly mobilised strategy also featured additional safety precautions, including mandatory weekly Covid testing for all staff (with results reported to the client), compulsory wearing of masks at all times in all areas, daily temperature checking and logging at sign-in, only allowing one worker per floor at any time and enforcement of separated vehicle usage.