Issue details

Overcladding Nelson House / Loudoun House


Following the Grenfell Towers tragedy, Cardiff Council tested the cladding on its’ domestic high-rise blocks of flats and took the decision to remove it.


A phased approach was taken for the re-cladding of these blocks. Phase 1 – Lydstep Flats is currently at the construction stage, and it is now the intention to move to Phase 2 – Nelson House / Loudoun House.


Consultants were engaged to develop design options for the Council to consider.


The option considered the safest in respect of fire safety was to move forward with the brick option, and this is the option that was approved for phase 1 (Lydsetp Flats). The same option is proposed for Nelson House / Loudoun House.


The recommendation is to appoint a Contractor to deliver these works via a mini competition under the South SEWSCAP3 Framework.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/09/2023

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead director: Director of Adults Services, Housing & Communities


Housing and Communities will consult with residents and local ward members as the scheme develops and communication will be in person and via letters.


Scrutiny Consideration: AMBER


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