As part of our ongoing commitment to our members, we had promised updates on the works at our Hujjat Centre.
Alhamdulillah we have made both first and second floor safe, and we are now working on ground floor safeguarding following the water damage to ceilings and floors.
Following the strip out of damaged ceilings on both floors, we have identified structural problems of the roof which have become weakened due to this water ingress- and therefore emergency works will be taking place at the centre, requiring scaffolding over the main building.
We continue to ask for your support and Duas through this phase of safeguarding works. We are working closely with the insurers and local authorities throughout.
As we embark on the further restoration part of the Centre, we would like to invite any individual or organisation to express interest in tendering either directly or as a subcontractor for the works. The work will require multi-disciplinary experience and expertise, along with compliance to the latest CDM and HSE regulations. If you are interested or would like more details, kindly email email@example.com
Many thanks again for the continued support and Duas.
With Salaams and Duas
Moshin Kassam Hon Secretary KSIMC of London 3rd January 2021
In 2012, the RNOH managed to secure outline planning for 92 residential units on the site. These units are a mix of flats and houses encompassing a total of c. 150k sq ft GIA.
We are actively working on evaluating the risks on the site and will be reporting back to the community in due course. Inshallah with our collective duas, we hope that this endeavour will yield fruit for our community.
On Friday 9th February, the length of time the Berlin wall was demolished exceeded the total time the wall had been up. In order to celebrate the occasion, the General Body voted to finally bring down their own wall which was clearly past its prime.
As many of you have noticed, the leaning wall in the ladies car park (affectionately known as the leaning wall of Stanmore) is being dismantled to enable safe reconstruction. We have been forced to close the road on Wood Lane however we were fortunate to time this in half term to reduce the disruption to the local residents.
We are grateful to Husayn Mawji for his hard work in facilitating this unique challenge and Harrow Council and the local Highways team for their support in enabling us to make our centre safer for our community.
In seeking to understand the art of the possible within the current Stanmore site, one the principal tasks that the Property team has undertaken, was to take a walk around he Stanmore site to understand the condition of the building. Syed sahib was kind enough to act as our tour guide, steering us through all the various boiler rooms, classrooms and even the bridal suite.
The most notable thing when walking around the site highlights the impressive way we have utilised the full breadth of the building. It is truly inspiring to see us expand and encourage our community to proactively occupy all elements of the building for multiple different uses throughout the year.
However, our extensive usage of the building and the years of heavy service that the building has given us, has shown its impact on the wear and tear on the fabric of the building. There are visible signs of serious issues on the site that need to be addressed. It is normal for a building of this age, however this has to feature in the short-medium term plans for our community centre.
What we have realised as a team is that a significant amount of money will need to be spent on this site in order to maintain the status quo. The Property team will need to assess this carefully against future plans in terms of longevity of this site as well as expansion plans and delisting conversations.
Our thanks to Syed Sahib for taking the time out to show us around and if there is anyone that has a particular skill set in this area and is able to help than please reach out on firstname.lastname@example.org