@Nik D - thanks for the clarification. I missed that subtlety.
I popped along to the site yesterday - still no cladding: pic.twitter.com/kBbNfhtSQh
I asked Iram about it again on email, and copied in the CE's office because I am tired of being ignored. I did get a reply:
"Please accept my apology for the delay in responding to your query raised on the cladding to the balconies, I have been liaising with our development team on this matter. Unfortunately I am unable to provide information on the technical build programme on all/individual units.
You will appreciate the project manager is on site monitoring works on a regular basis and no doubt understand the complexity of delivering 205 mixed tenure apartments plus the commercial units in five separate blocks, this is a hands on job and delivery of these units is our main priority. The type of issues you have raised will be completed when we are ready to take handover of the building.
We had another meeting with the development team yesterday and the handover date is still anticipated end of September."
The use of double standards is frustrating: her emails about delays have specifically cited the cladding as cause of the delays, but when I ask for about it, it's too specific for her to be able to provide information on.....
Yet more appalling stakeholder management.
I still think they will announce further delays on the 12th. I just can't see how that can be finished and signed off in three weeks.
I wrote to the Mayor/GLA a few weeks ago, to see if they were able to help us all with the delays. The Exchange is part funded/supported by the Mayor of London, so they should have an interest in it all!
I got a call this morning from them, to say they have contacted Notting Hill and will be discussing what's gone so wrong/what can be done this week. The lady i spoke to was very helpful, and she said she is hoping to get back to me before the next update (this Friday)
If it's anything new/useful, I'll obviously post it here. Feeling good that we have someone with a bit of power on our side!
That's really good news that the GLA are now on their tail, hopefully that has put the pressure on a bit. I am feeling quite anxious now with the next update coming soon - I really hope it is good news.
I emailed and she had sent an email saying "if you wish to pull out now you can do...". At first I was angry but then I just laughed. I'm hoping she will be the person taking us round because I'm looking forward to making her feel very uncomfortable.
I also popped over last night and I saw that internal work looked good. Ground floor flats had kitchens in etc. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for today.
Bet she sends it out at 6pm just as she's about to rush out the door.