Mayor’s Questions Nov 15 answers

Regeneration of Spur Road/Stonegrove estate Edgware

Question No: 2015/3788

Andrew Dismore

Further to Question No: 2015/3507

‘One of your flagship projects Mayor of London’s First Steps Project is part funding the ‘regeneration’ of Spur Road/Stonegrove estate Edgware. Are you aware that the construction standards are poor, and that repairs are not effected properly , and complaints  to Barratts and  Family Mosaic ignored or not satisfactorily dealt with, including frequently interrupted heating and hot water supply, poor noise insulation, badly built roofs ( one blew off entirely), and flooding in the car park likely to lead to damp problems. Residents have written to you about these issues. Do you think it right that GLA money should be used on substandard construction on homes for first time buyers and tenants; and if not what are you going to do about it?’

Your written response being:

‘My team have contacted the developer and are investigating the claims. These issues are largely regulatory matters which sit with the Homes & Communities Agency.’

What has been the outcome of your team’s investigations?

Written response from the Mayor

My officers have now consulted both Barratt Homes and Family Mosaic the development partners at Stonegrove.  While they recognise there have been some difficulties in the scheme, the roof issues have been addressed and certified following independent assessments. The specific heating issues will be rectified once the plant room is transferred to its permanent location. The GLA is happy with the investment made into this development and indeed without our initial funding the development would have been unlikely to come forward during 2009/10 when the market was recovering. In order to address your concerns further, Barratt and Family Mosaic have offered to take you round the development to see the quality and delivery to date and my officers can accompany you as required.