The very nature of the works creates’ dust which will affect the cleaning condition of the block during the course of the works.  The Contractor Durkan Ltd, is trying to take every step possible to avoid any inconvenience to residents, however sometimes it is unavoidable.

With this in mind, I felt it necessary to write to residents acknowledging the impact the works are having on the estate and the blocks. At the end of each working day Durkan Ltd have employed their own cleaning service provider to sweep and mop down the blocks to limit the impact of dust within the communal areas.

The operatives will make every effort not to make a mess within the communal areas, but I am sure you can appreciate that a small amount of building dust, plaster dust and dirty footprints will appear on the landings.

In the gallery you will find photos of kitchen works in progress. I am sure when you see the extent of the works you will appreciate the mess it can create when disposing of the old units. This particular property had an old larder cupboard removed, which again creates a large amount of dust. Please note that not all tenanted kitchens will have a larder cupboard removed. I would also like to assure tenants that protective floor coverings are laid in the hall to protect the flooring.

If you do have any concerns as to the works being carried out please visit the site office based at Dresden House and speak to the Site Manager or Resident Liaison Officer. All concerns or complaints are recorded and brought to my attention, for which I will ensure are addressed.

Designated areas outside blocks have been allocated for the disposed items to be placed which will generally be collected every evening. However there will be occasions when items will be left overnight depending on the time of the collection.

At present a parking bay on Millgrove Street has been allocated to put any items not collected overnight, especially over a weekend, until the next working day. I am aware that a few bits of the rubble have not been swept up after the bulk has been removed. This has been addressed with the contractor and I trust residents will see an improvement, however the staff at Battersea Fields RMO will closely monitor the situation.

Since the works have started we have seen an increase in dumped rubbish on the estate, presumably because residents are using the works as an opportunity to clear out any un-wanted belongings. Please note that if you have any un-wanted items, you should not fly-tipping on the estate.  The paladins and recycling bins are for general household rubbish only.

If wish to have more information on how to dispose of rubbish, please visit or contact the Battersea Fields RMO estate office for advice.

If you wish to discuss the contents of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Ms Sarah Richardson

Housing Manager