Johnson Place, Norwich.


Norwich City Council manages approximately 15,000 homes for the provision of social & leasehold housing.

A large proportion of this housing stock is made up of pre and post war properties of traditional 2 storey housing and also non-traditional low, medium and high rise properties built to satisfy the post war housing shortage.

Project Overview

Concrete & Steel Reinforcement Repairs, Anti-Carbonation Solvent Application & Balcony Replacement.

Fox Associates was were appointed as project managers by Norwich City Council to co-ordinate and manage the external repair works to Johnson Place, a 6 storey block of flats located in the centre of the city. 

The flats were built in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, are concrete framed and clad with concrete and brick panels.


The building was suffering from typical issues found in the use of concrete construction of the period including concrete carbonation, spalling concrete and corroded steel reinforcement.

Many of the flats were suffering from condensation and resultant mould growth issues, balconies were also defective and causing water penetration into the building.


Specialist contractors were appointed to complete the concrete and steel reinforcement repairs and when completed the application of anti-carbonation paint and clear solvents.

The balconies existing asphalt surfaces were repaired and resurfaced with new liquid plastic, anti-slip membranes to prevent water ingress into the properties. 


The underside of exposed floor slab surfaces were insulated to improve the thermal performance of the flats, reduce condensation and subsequent toxic mould growth issues.

We coordinated with the City Council’s appointed measured term contractors, who undertook statutory consultations with the leaseholders and an extensive  consultation process with all residents.

The project works were particularly challenging due to the coordination required obtaining access to all of the residents’ properties, when required, and the extensive scaffold and access requirements required over the duration of the contract’s 30 week construction phase. 



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