Our Mission

Client: Watmos Community Homes
Value: £1,200,000
Duration: December 2017 - July 2018

Ethelred Phase 2

  • Etec previously carried out works to the Ethelred Estate on behalf of Watmos in 2017. Such was our success on this scheme (90% resident satisfaction level) we were invited to tender for Phase 2 of the scheme with works to be completed in 2018
  • This project involved refurbishment works to 5 occupied blocks including concrete repairs, structural repairs, brickwork, windows and doors, balconies, roofing repair and replacement, decorating, and internal communal works
  • The blocks remained fully occupied throughout the works and featured a mix of tenants, leaseholders, and vulnerable residents
  • Our site set up, programme of works, and scaffolding was erected so as to maintain use of the bin stores on site. This included maintaining safe pedestrian routes around the site as well as access for the waste collection service
  • The blocks featured garages on the ground floor. We managed to retain access to the garages for the residents so they could continue to use them for personal storage


  • Given the limited parking on site we made efforts to limit our requirements on site to leave as much parking as possible for the residents use. This included car sharing, use of public transport, and careful sequencing of trades to minimise our presence. We also deigned our scaffolding to allow the underpass access to the car parks to remain in use
  • Site security and safety was an issue given the multiple points of ground floor access to flats and gardens as well as fire escapes. Our scaffold was erected to maintain use of these access points but also so that it could not be easily accessed by intruders. Hatches and ladders were secured and locked at the end of each day. Scaffold alarms were also fitted with extensive signage to deter intruders
  • Local businesses were consulted prior to project commencement to establish methods of limiting the effect of the works. This included maintaining access to entrances, fire exits, and delivery areas and maintaining safety throughout