Hawley Court

Hawley Court

What are we doing?

As a result of intrusive building surveys, we've identified some areas where improvement works may be required. This includes ensuring disused gas flues are correctly sealed and installing an automatic smoke ventilation system to the communal areas. We'll also be looking at areas within service cupboards throughout the building. We're working with consultants to develop a schedule of works and will share this with you once it’s been completed. All customers will be able to remain in their homes while any works take place.

We’ll be posting the latest news for Hawley Court here, so please visit this page to stay up-to-date.

Hawley Court newsletter

 April 2024


Latest update 15.03.23

Our investigation (including information from Kent Fire and Rescue Service) of the fires in the basement bin and storeroom area on 28 February and 1 March, indicates that these fires were started intentionally and were contained to the basement area.

On 3 March we introduced a patrol, as an added safety measure, to monitor the building for any further incidents and we're pleased to confirm there've been no further issues.

This week we’ll be fitting smoke detectors in the basement as a further safety measure and the patrol will remain in place until this work is completed. We anticipate this'll be on Thursday 16 March. The smoke detectors will allow early indication of any issue in the basement so anyone close by can contact the fire service and they'll respond as needed.

The evacuation plan for Hawley Court will remain stay put, so if an alarm sounds customers should remain in their flats unless instructed to evacuate by fire service.

Evacuation plan for Hawley Court

The current fire strategy is stay put. If you're alerted to a fire, there are different actions you should take depending on the location of the fire:

  • Fire in your flat: Leave your flat, closing all doors behind you and call 999
  • Fire in common areas: Only leave the building if you are in that area
  • Fire in another flat or another part of the building: Stay in your flat.

If you’re not directly affected by the fire, you can stay in your flat unless directed otherwise by the emergency services.

If at any time you feel under threat, you're of course still free to leave the building.

What is a Personal Escape Plan?

A Personal Escape Plan is what you would follow in event of a fire in your building. For your own safety, it’s important you and your family all know what to do in the event of a fire. If there's anyone in your household who in the event of an emergency, may not be able to quickly reach a place of safety unaided, or may need additional support in the event of a fire, please email building.safety@goldinghomes.org.uk so that we can work with them to make sure they remain safe.

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

A fire risk assessment is an inspection of a building and its use, structure and the occupants. It identifies any potential fire safety hazards and risks present and provides recommendations on how those risks can be managed to keep the people living in the building safe.

We’ve been working with a group of engaged customers who live in mid and high rise buildings to make improvements to these FRAs - making them clearer and easier for everyone to understand.

You can view a copy of the Customer summary Fire Risk Assessment for Hawley Court London Road Maidstone Kent ME16 8QJ .pdf [pdf] 224KB here.

Your building’s fire risk assessment may include some actions, which we'll complete by the due date stated.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us via building.safety@goldinghomes.org.uk or call 0300 777 2600 and ask for someone in the Building Safety Team.