Fire safety improvement works commence on Parkspring Court & Atrium Court in Kent

United Living Property Services have commenced essential fire safety improvement works on the external façade of residential apartments in Erith, Kent.

On behalf of the leading social housing provider, Hexagon Housing Association, the fire safety improvements work is across two blocks of occupied residential apartments, which also feature business and community spaces along with basement parking.

The main scope of work at Parkspring Court & Atrium Court is the removal of existing external wall insulations (EWI), which contain combustible materials and replaced with materials of limited combustibility or better, to meet current regulatory requirements.

Work also covers the removal and reinstatement of items mounted or built into the façade of the buildings, including cills, boiler vents, lighting and rainwater goods.

Tommy Nightingale, Operations Manager, United Living Property Services, said: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Hexagon Housing Association to improve fire safety for their residents. Utilising our industry expertise gained from similar projects such as Hatfield & Gerard in Lewisham, we look forward to working closely with residents, stakeholders and the client on this important project.”

Kerry Heath, Hexagon’s Development & Sales Director, said: “Hexagon are pleased that this important remediation work has commenced so that we can ensure our residents are safe in their homes. This project is Hexagon’s first with United Living and we have been working closely to ensure the works are progressed as expediently as possible and that we communicate regularly with residents openly and transparently via our monthly project newsletter”.