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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 - 23 May 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 required 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.

For Harbour Tower, the EWS survey started the week commencing Monday 2 May 2022. Our contractor is on-site to set up a site office and storage. The contractor will be using a ‘cherry-picker’ to open up sections of the external wall for the fire engineers to review the following Thursday and Friday.

Following these surveys, the fire engineers will confirm how many surveys will be needed at Garland Court, Seaward Tower, Hammond Court and Blake Court.

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

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.