Client : Pendleton Together
Sector : Social Housing
Service : Various Upgrades
In 2022, Fieldway were awarded a multi-discipline contract to undertake various fire safety and improvement works across Pendleton Together’s property portfolio. We are completing works in nine high rise blocks across 833 flats so we have developed bespoke processes for this property type to ensure seamless delivery. The packages we are working on include fire alarm system and detection installations, general and emergency lighting renewals, fire door upgrades, new sprinklers and associated fire stopping.
We produced a design in line with the customer requirements and the fire strategy of each block. We developed a design proposal which included technical drawings, zone plans and data sheets detailing the systems we would be fitting. As part of our design process, we undertook bespoke customer profiling which included a pre-entry, non-intrusive survey to each flat where we assessed potential risks to the property, carpet, furniture and belongings, noting down any lifting or moving of objects that were required to ensure safe working.
Due to the size of complexity of the project, we put together a dedicated project team to deliver the works at Pendleton Together. This included a project manager, site supervisor, health and safety manager, resident liaison officer and a team of 16 operatives who are all ring-fenced for this project.
We hosted coffee mornings to explain the works to residents, the scheme staff and the wardens. These sessions detailed the works we would be completing in their scheme and within the properties. Examples of the products that were being installed were shown and we introduced our operatives and management staff who would be onsite. We held a question-and-answer session to dispel any queries residents or staff may have.
We use detailed coordination and a floor-by-floor approach to move through each high-rise block – completing all workstreams in each flat simultaneously to minimise disruption and prevent multiple visits. Our works coordinators make appointments in a set period per floor to ensure that we move through the property in a smart, systematic fashion.