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Garland Court, Harbour Tower, Seaward Tower, Hammond Court and Blake Court - building safety

We’ll be posting the latest news for Garland Court, Harbour Tower, Seaward Tower, Hammond Court and Blake Court, Gosport customers here, so please bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the work we’re doing to keep everyone safe.

Latest update - 24 June 2022

In collaboration with our fire engineers, we’ve now reviewed the PAS9980 guidance, taking into consideration the RICS guidance and the Fire Safety Act. Inspections will be needed to satisfy the PAS9980 guidance and to produce an EWS1 certificate as every material, of every elevation of the external wall, must be reviewed to properly assess the risk.

Our contractor has set up a site office and storage to facilitate these investigations, the contractor will be using a ‘cherry-picker’ to open up sections of the external wall for the fire engineers to review. Our contractor is continuing investigations, they may work on different blocks at the same time, depending on the materials on different elevations however the fire engineer surveys will be done per block. The dates for each block are as follows:

Harbour Tower - the EWS survey started the week commencing Monday 2 May 2022.
Seaward Tower and Blake Court - the EWS survey started the week commencing Monday 20 June 2022
Hammond Court - the EWS survey is due to start the week commencing Monday 4 July 2022   Garland Court - the EWS survey is due to start the week commencing Monday 11 July 2022

Following the surveys at each block, the results will be collated in a report and reviewed by the fire engineer. We expect to be able to issue residents with an EWS1 certificate 10 – 12 weeks after surveys take place at their block.

Project: What we are doing

We replaced the external cladding and insulation at Harbour Tower, Seaward Tower, Blake Court, Hammond Court and Garland Court. We also redecorated parking and entrance areas.

EWS1 forms

Along with a fire risk assessment and external wall inspection, an EWS1 survey will be carried out at the end of the project works and an EWS1 form issued to leaseholders and shared owners.

If you want to find out more about EWS1 forms, please visit our EWS pages, where you can find an overview of the issues surrounding external wall surveys and the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Download a copy of your building’s fire risk assessment

You can download a copy of the latest fire risk assessment (FRA) for your building by clicking on the building name in list below:

Any actions in the fire risk assessment will be completed by the due date as stated.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact us via residentfiresafety@hyde-housing.co.uk.