Our Mission

Client: City of London Corporation
Value: £700,000
Duration: August 2019 - Present

Petticoat Tower

Key Features

  • Etec secured two projects to deliver works to Petticoat Tower on the Middlesex Street estate in the City of London
  • This was a residential estate managed by our framework partners the City of London Corporation
  • We originally secured a project to replace the glazed panels forming the curtain walling on the North and West elevations of Petticoat Tower
  • A second project was then published by City of London to carry out windows and doors replacements to the residents’ flats
  • We were able to identify several efficiencies that could be achieved by delivering the projects concurrently which will help to reduce cost for City of London as well as disruption for those living in Petticoat Tower itself
  • This project involved extensive scaffold and temporary works which required close attention to health and safety and security

Challenges and Solutions

  • Coordinating site set up and hoists was a major challenge given the limited space on site
  • There was only space for a single hoist to access the podium level. This meant it would be difficult for two contractors to deliver each project separately
  • By running the two projects simultaneously this eliminated the need for additional temporary works which solved the logistical problems as well as minimising disruption and cost for City of London
  • Scaffold was been fully secured to prevent access from the podium level
  • We also ensured that it could not be accessed from the various walkways around the site or from neighbouring balconies


Customer Care and Covid

  • We had very good relations with the residents on site throughout the project
  • Our Resident Liaison Officer coordinated access for surveys at the beginning of the project to ensure that there were no delays to the programme
  • We also liaised closely with City of London’s representatives to ensure that all parties remain fully informed of progress and any issues on site are closed out promptly
  • The project was temporarily halted owing to coronavirus however works were able to recommence later with all required distancing, PPE, and other guidance and statutory requirements in place