New Cross flats to finally see new exterior after flammable cladding removed in 2017

Three blocks of flats that were clad in flammable materials in New Cross are to see new terracotta external panels applied.

Back in December I covered how Lewisham Council had been awarded £9 million from central Government to replace cladding at Hatfield Close.

The towers had aluminium composite material (ACM) on the building exterior installed in 2002 which were removed in 2017 after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

While the cladding of course needs to come off, removal gives a blank slate for a new external appearance and I’m really not sure about terracotta tiles across the entire facade. This style was common around the 2000s, and in my view is pretty tacky and dated.

A grey frame around the exterior will also offer a dumpy and squat profile.

Click here to view plans.

DC/19/111934 | Refurbishment of 1 – 96 Hatfield Close SE14, including the installation of replacement windows and doors, a new external wall insulation system with terracotta cladding and new entrance canopies. . | 1-96 HATFIELD CLOSE, LONDON, SE14 5DP


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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

One thought on “New Cross flats to finally see new exterior after flammable cladding removed in 2017

  • Knowing Greenwich, you can bet the replacement is a cheap option.


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