Dear Resident,

Reopening of entrances to the 300s via Grenfell Walk

I’m writing to let you know that as of Monday 1 April 2019, we will be reopening the entrances to the 300s properties of Hurstway Walk, Testerton Walk and Barandon Walk, via Station Walk and Grenfell Walk.

Existing access via respective 400s and 500s entrances will remain for all residents, to provide maximum choice when accessing your home.

Regular security patrols will take place 24 hours per day, and CCTV has been installed to ensure everyone can safely get to and from their home.

The reopening follows agreement with residents at a workshop held on Thursday 21st March 2019. The workshop gave all residents of the 300s and Grenfell Walk the opportunity to discuss longer term ideas for the hoarding, lighting and other features to be installed along Grenfell Walk and the approach to it.

To enable the reopening of these entrances, we have:

  • Undertaken three walkabouts with residents to decide how to make the approach as safe and welcoming as possible

  • Repaired the intercoms for the 300s, fixed outdoor lighting and CCTV

  • Installed hoarding to secure the site and protect Grenfell Walk homes from intrusion

  • Cleaned the drains and removed the tarpaulin from within the three Walkways

Friday 29 March 2019

  • Jet washed Station Walk and the approaching ramp By the end of April 2019, we will also have:

  • Moved the fire wardens into an empty property in the 300s (from 501 Hurstway Walk)

  • Placed olive trees by each entrance, modernised the lighting, and provided tree surrounds to improve the environment

  • Replaced boarded portholes with frosted glass

  • Installed refuse bins to reduce likelihood of littering

  • Installed signage asking visitors to respect the local community and their right to privacy

  • Repainted door entrances, doors frames, handrails, stairs and renewal of lighting

  • Repaved path from Station Walk where uneven, adjacent to the bus stop

    Finally, we have agreed to support a cross-community arts project – led by residents – which will take place to ensure the hoarding is welcoming, inviting and reflects the diversity and resilience of the local community. If you would be interested in taking part in this cross-community project, please contact the Lancaster West Residents’ Association at

    If you have a problem with fob access, please pop in to Unit 7, Baseline Studios between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Thank you for your patience during the time the entrances could not be used, and if you have any immediate ideas or concerns please email me at

    Kind regards,

    James Caspell Neighbourhood Director

    Unit 3, Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road, London

    W11 4AT