M&Y delivers £2.2m safety project

M&Y Maintenance and Construction completes £2.2m fire safety project on Liverpool city centre residential blocks

Cable Yard
Cable Yard in Cheapside in Liverpool city centre


M&Y Maintenance and Construction has delivered a fire safety contract worth £2.2m on two five storey apartment blocks on Cheapside in Liverpool city centre.

M&Y, a division of Merseyside social housing group Regenda, was appointed by Redwing in October 2021 to complete works to improve the fire safety of Cable Yard. These include works to the façade, roof, courtyard decking and balconies.

The original timber cladding on both blocks was removed and replaced with new rendering. Remedial render coatings were also applied to the gable elevations to extend the life of the material.

Decking on the courtyard, balconies and roof top garden terrace was removed and replaced with a mix of paving slabs and aluminium decking, further reducing fire risks and improving slip resistance.

One roof was completely replaced, improving the thermal efficiency of the building, with new edge protection also installed.

Together, these improvements should last for a minimum of 15-20 years with correct maintenance.

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To complete the project, the steel framed balconies, gable end elevations and an external wall were repainted. Internally, the lobbies of both blocks were also painted to give the building a fresh finish for its residents.

Kevin Moses, M&Y director of operations, said: “We’ve been able to ensure the works at Cable Yard have been completed to the highest standards, leading to safe homes now and into the future.

“With another fire safety project already under way, we’re excited to continue to develop this workstream and offer fire risk assessment and follow up work to housing associations and local authorities across the North West.”

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