Wrens Cross

Wrens Cross

What are we doing?

We're working with the developers on further investigations of the building. As soon as we know more, we'll let you know.

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

Latest update 13.03.23

From today (Monday 13 March) the fire evacuation plan for your building will change from the current stay put policy to Simultaneous Evacuation. This means if the communal alarm sounds, you and your family should leave the building immediately, making your way to the assembly point located in the car park area of the NHS clinic in Foster Street (next to Wrens Cross at the main entrance end).

This assembly point has been agreed with Kent Fire and Rescue Service, who carried out an inspection of the building on 2 March. The location ensures that nobody will be standing in an area where emergency vehicles will be arriving.

This change is in line with the ongoing works at Wrens Cross, now that we’ve completed installation of the common alarm system. This fire strategy and alarm system is, however, a temporary measure until the works are completed by the developer. We'll provide you with further updates as these works progress.

Evacuation plan for Wrens Cross

The current fire evacuation plan for Wrens Cross is SIMULTANEOUS EVACUATION.

If you hear the alarm sound you should leave the building immediately, following the fire signage to your nearest safe exit – do not use the lifts in event of fire.

The safe assembly point is in the NHS clinic car park in Foster Street (next to Wrens Cross main entrance). Any assembly point must be a safe and clear distance from the building and this location is following guidance supported by Kent Fire & Rescue Service

Once all required works are complete, we'll remove the fire alarm and revert back to the original ‘stay put’ policy.

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 friendly Fire Risk Assessment for 1-66 Wrens Cross(Block) Upper Stone Street Maidstone Kent ME15 6YU .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.