The Chair requested a verbal update from the Assistant Director, Barbican and Property Services.
Members were reminded that the City of London Corporation should have taken over the management of Blake Tower in September 2019. The Assistant Director stressed that the building would not be taken over until the City Corporation were fully satisfied as to the condition of the building and the quality of the redevelopment work. Members noted that the Assistant Director had written to the residents on three occasions, and Redrow had started to respond to the points raised in an independent survey. The Assistant Director also stressed that the delayed takeover was outside the control of the City Corporation, which has done their utmost to seek a resolution. Members would receive a more detailed report at the BRC/RCC meetings in September, and October 2021 was the very earliest date expected for the takeover.