Bridport House

Fixing Bridport House

At Bridport House, we are working to fix a series of serious defects with the building. We’ve supported residents on the upper floors of the building to move elsewhere – to a temporary or permanent home – while we complete this work.

The majority of residents have now moved to alternative accommodation either on a temporary or permanent basis. As residents of the ground floor homes at Bridport House do not need access to indoor communal areas and have their own entrances to their properties, some of these households are remaining in the building while repairs take place.

What are the problems?

Investigations found that the wrong type of cavity wall insulation was approved when Bridport House was constructed, and that this did not meet building regulations. Cavity barriers – insulation that stops the spread of fire and smoke – are also either unsuitable, missing or installed incorrectly.

There are also major defects to external brickwork, balconies, windows and roof parapets (where the roof meets the wall) – many of which are also not compliant with building regulations.

How are we fixing it?

We need to replace the cavity wall insulation with the correct type of insulation that meets building regulations. To do this, we need to remove the external brickwork and balconies, replace the insulation, and then replace the brickwork and balconies, fixing all defects along the way.

What’s happening now?

Bridport House residents have moved to alternative accommodation either on a temporary or permanent basis.

Hutton Construction Ltd are undertaking repairs to the building to enable residents to return, which they’re currently expecting to complete in 2024.

Who should I contact?

To make an appointment or speak to someone about your housing situation, you can contact Colin Bright, Rehousing Manager, on or 020 8356 7591.

For independent advice and support, contact Mo Ali, independent tenant and leaseholder advisor, PPCR Associates, on, 020 7407 7452.

To discuss the repair work, contact Jon Makovic on

Information for residents

General updates

Brickwork repairs

Freedom of Information request

We were asked by members of the public – under the Freedom of Information (FOI) act – to provide information on investigations carried out at Bridport House. Here’s what we have disclosed:
Page updated on: 17 May 2023