Open Doors Event 2019

Lovell are holding an “Open Door” event in March 2019. This wonderful project will give you the opportunity to attend a live site and have a look behind the scenes. It will also give you advise if you are considering a career in construction and take the next steps in progressing.

This is also a fantastic way for Lovell to engage with the local community.

The event will take place on Thursday 21st March at 2pm and will last 1 and half hours.

If this is something you would be interested in please follow the link below and book your space today!



Phase 2

Dear Residents,


We are writing to provide you with information about Phase 2 of the development works at Dover Court Estate. This includes the construction of 27 new homes (Blocks D, E & G) and will take approximately 18 months to complete.

Works to secure the working areas are now underway with fencing and hoarding being erected. The hoarding will gradually be erected around all 3 of the new blocks to form a single construction site. As a result, the footpath from Wall Street through to Ongar House and between old Romford House to Baxter Road will need to be closed for the duration of the works (please see site plan on other side). There will also be some parking bay suspensions required to facilitate these works and any residents affected will be contacted by Islington Council and offered an alternative parking space on the estate. Residents safety is of paramount importance to us and securing the sites with hoarding is not just about keeping intruders out; it is also to ensure the safety of residents and the general public. All hoarding works will be completed in March.

Below is more detail relating to specific areas of Phase 2.

Block D (Ilford House Carpark)

Initial ground works will commence in January.

Hoarding will be erected around the car park at Ilford House and a temporary escape route from Ilford House and temporary bin store will be put into place. These will be well signed when we get to this stage. However, we do ask that residents use the doors on the Westcliff side of the block as the primary means of accessing and exiting Ilford House during the works.

Block E (Side elevation of Ongar House)

The demolition works will be commencing in January and should take approximately 2 weeks to complete. To carry out demolition works machinery will need to be delivered to site and scaffolding has been erected. The scaffold is required to allow us to safely remove the staircase and entrance. A temporary staircase and entrance has already been installed for residents to use. Please bear in mind that these works will generate some noise and cause some minor vibrations. We will try to minimise the noise and complete the works as quickly as we can, but if any Ongar House residents have a need for some respite during the works, please contact me.

Block G (Old Romford House)

Soft strip works commenced on Monday 26th November and should take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Soft strip is the process of removing all non-structural elements inside and outside of a building to facilitate demolition works. Once these works have been completed the demolition of old Romford House can commence, which should take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

There shouldn’t be a need to suspend any parking bays at Warley House and temporary parking bays have been put in place for the residents using bays 2-5, which have now been hoarded off. All site traffic will be monitored closely by the site team and traffic marshall.

Once all demolition works have been completed the ground works can commence. All of the 27 new homes in Phase 2 will have a strip foundation and therefore no piling works will be required.

During the operation of construction, works will be carried out between the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on a Saturday.

Should you have any queries or concerns, please contact me on 0208 731 3800, alternately write me an email to

We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and ongoing support. We acknowledge that there will inevitably be some inconvenience during the delivery of the works but we will do our utmost to keep this to a minimum. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the project with regular newsletters and updates to the website. Also please keep checking the resident notice boards as these are updated once a week for the latest news on upcoming works.

Lovell will be planning a meet the contractor event for Phase 2 construction works. This give residents the opportunity to meet with the site team and see more detail about how phase 2 will be delivered. The event will be held at the new community centre underneath Threadgold House. More details regarding the event will be sent out to residents in the next coming weeks.

Yours faithfully

Alexandra Robins

Senior Resident Liaison Officer

For & on behalf of Lovell Partnerships Ltd

Click on the link below to see the Phase 2 plan.

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Festive Fun

Lovell are running a competition for all the resident’s children on the Estate. This Christmas, Lovell are giving all children the chance to win a Christmas treat.

They just need some help from their parents to share their fantastic artistic skills. So whether you’ve got a messy mini Picasso on your hands, or your little helper likes to colour neatly inside the lines, it’s a fun activity for the lead up to Christmas.

The competition will run from Monday 26th November to Friday 7th December. There will be prizes handed out to the children week commencing Monday 10th December so please ensure that all art work is handed in by Friday 7th December as we do not want to disappoint anyone.

Should you have any queries regarding this letter or your child wants to enter the competition, please contact me on 0208 731 3800, alternately you can write me an email to so I can send over the activity sheet that needs to be completed.


Resident Notice Board

The resident notice boards is located on the hoarding on Baxter Road leading to Warley House. We have put the most up to date newsletter inside and a table which explains what works are being carried out each day and the levels from high to low. The tables are changed every Friday for the upcoming week. The boards will also be updated with any resident notices or events that Lovell have coming up to ensure all residents are kept up to date.

When works commence to Block G and Block D Lovell intend to erect notice boards on both hoardings.



Resident Notice – Website Update

To all residents and neighbours Lovell are pleased to announce that the website has been updated to ensure the latest site team directory and newsletters are to hand with a click of the mouse.

We have also decided to add some new blogs over the next coming weeks that may be of interest to you, so please keep your eyes peeled.

For any queries you may have or you can’t find something on the website please contact the Lovell team who would be happy to help or guide you in the right direction.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so far for your cooperation and on going support during the delivery of works.


Community Event

Lovell would like to invite the residents to our Macmillan Coffee Morning. Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance for the residents to speak to the site team over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious to raise money for a great cause.

The event will be held at Queen Elizabeth House on Tuesday 4th October from 1 to 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there and to answer any questions you may have.




Lovell announced as contractor at Dover Court

Islington Council has appointed housing developer Lovell for a £21.8 million regeneration programme which will transform the Dover Court estate in North London with 70 much-needed new high-quality homes and a range of other improvements.

The regeneration programme will create new homes for social rent and homes for sale on council-owned land as well as provide improved open spaces, estates paths, play areas and community facilities.

The new energy-efficient housing – 36 apartments and 34 houses – will be built on nine sites at the estate, including former garages and car parking. The existing Romford House will also be replaced with a new purpose-built development for residents aged over 55. Lovell is set to start work on the three-year construction programme towards the end of 2015.

Fifty-one of the new homes – 25 one-bedroom and nine two-bedroom apartments and 15 three-bedroom and two five-bedroom houses – will be for council rent. Nineteen of the new homes – 17 two-bedroom houses, one one-bedroom and one two-bedroom apartment – will be for sale through the council.

In addition, the scheme, designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects and developed in close consultation with estate residents, includes extensive improvements to the estate’s open spaces and community facilities including increased planting and green spaces and the redesign of Mitchison Baxter Park with children’s play areas, new paths, new trees and a replacement ball games space.  A new community room for the use of all estate residents will be created on the ground-floor of the Threadgold House flats.

Islington Council’s executive member for housing and development Cllr James Murray says: “In Islington, like the rest of London, we’re facing a huge housing crisis. We desperately need more genuinely-affordable housing and that’s why we’re building 51 new council homes at Dover Court for local people. Alongside the new homes, the new play areas and green spaces will improve the estate for all its residents.”

Lovell regional director Michael O’Farrell says: “We’re delighted to have been appointed by Islington Council to this major scheme which is also our first contract awarded through Islington’s New Build Contractor Framework. We look forward to using the company’s expertise in delivering high-quality mixed tenure estate regeneration programmes to bring these quality homes and enhanced public spaces and community facilities to Dover Court.”

The housing is designed to be ‘tenure blind’ so that there is no visual difference between the affordable and open market homes. All homes will meet the standards set out by the London Housing Design Guide and will be built to Lifetime Homes standard, meaning they can be easily adapted as residents’ needs change. The development is also designed to achieve the national Secured by Design accreditation, which means that the creation of a safe and accessible environment has been at the heart of the design process. Eight of the new homes will be accessible for residents who use wheelchairs.

All homes will meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, incorporating sustainable, energy-efficient technology designed to keep energy bills down.