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Trellick Tower in line for £7.2m restoration programme

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The iconic brutalist tower block Trellick Tower is to undergo a £7.2m restoration programme.

Wates Living Space will carry out works on the Grade II listed west London building’s concrete, cladding and windows.

The scheme, for Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, will help preserve the tower. Completion of the overall project is anticipated next summer.

David Morgan, managing director of Wates Living Space, said: “It is a huge honour to be entrusted with the refurbishment of such a historically significant London tower block.

“This project will involve a meticulous balance of ensuring we preserve the building’s iconic status while, most importantly, delivering the vital work with minimal disruption to Trellick Tower residents.”

Completed in 1972, the 98 metre high Trellick Tower was designed by brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger. The majority of the building is council-owned social housing, although many flats have been sold under the Right to Buy scheme.

Some 200 tenants of the tower were evacuated from their homes last month after a fire on the 27th floor.

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