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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