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Hydrock's fire safety experts support Bellway’s approach to building safety

2nd Nov 2023

Our fire safety team in the south-east has been appointed by national housebuilding giant, Bellway, to assist the company to deliver upon its Building Safety Pledge commitment across its portfolio.

Bellway is required to carry out surveys, both internally and externally, as part of their voluntary pledge with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) on all buildings the company has played a role in developing where there’s an identified potential fire safety issue.

Since June, our fire safety team has been working on the first phase — which is a total of 37 buildings; 27 of which were located in London/south-east, four in the south-west, and a further six in the north-west of England.

Simon Marsh, technical director in our fire safety team, said:

We’re pleased to be working alongside Bellway as part of their commitment to the Building Safety Pledge. It demonstrates Bellway’s dedication to creating and maintaining safe and secure built environments. It’s a proactive step in ensuring their buildings are designed, constructed, and operated with the highest regard for the safety and wellbeing for residents and members of the public.

Bill Kenneally, Managing Director of the Building Safety Division at Bellway, said:

Bellway is fully committed to its commitments under the Building Safety Pledge and wider responsibilities to ensure our buildings meet the requirements introduced post Grenfell. We are delighted to be working with Hydrock in helping us with surveys which enable us to remediate buildings where needed.

Our relationship with Bellway is further strengthened by working with them on a large project at Barking Riverside, London, delivering external wall assessments on their new build portfolio.

According to the latest trading update, Bellway is on track to deliver its volume target of 11,000 new homes in financial year 2023.