Gosport Towers

Title:  Gosport Towers.
Application:  110mm Stone wool Insulation, 1.5mm grained Silicone Render.
Area:  Gosport Hampshire
Date:  2019
Project:  Garland Court, Harbour Tower, Seaward Tower, Blake Court and Hammond Court.- Hyde Housing.
Installer or contractor: Lawtech
System Designer: Wetherby Building Systems
The town of Gosport on the south coast of England has seen five1960’s tower blocks undergo a much needed upgrade all five blocks; Garland Court, Harbour Tower, Seaward Tower, Blake Court and Hammond Court are owned by Hyde Housing Group in Hampshire.

Hyde Housing removed the cladding on all five apartment blocks and replaced it with a safer, modern alternative as part of a response to improve the safety of their homes following the Grenfell tragedy. 

The improvement works include external cladding and insulation, rewiring, roofing and ventilation, as well as extensive environmental improvements. All 440 homes within these tower blocks are fully occupied so it was paramount that disruption and noise levels were kept to a minimum and continuous resident engagement was a high priority to ensure all homeowners were up to date and happy with the work being carried out.


The Mayor of Gosport, Councillor June Cully said: “Garland Court has been given a new lease of life and looks very smart. I would like to thank the residents for putting up with the disruption whilst the works took place and hope they are now able to relax and enjoy their much improved homes.”Hyde Director of Compliance,Liz Oliver,explained our emphasis on community engagement has been key to the project’s success.


“This is not an easy job. For example, the towers all face the Solent coastline, which meant covering them with protective sheeting to protect both buildings and workers.  We also knew it  would be a lengthy project,so it was really important to be clear, honest and supportive in our communications with residents.Not only did this demonstrate our commitment to going‘ above and beyond’ to ensure resident safety, but also meant we could resolve problems quickly, minimising disruption.”

The project has been held up as a best practice example of recladding work, with visits by housing associations, local authorities, and government officials. It was also one of the winners of Inside Housing’s Resident Safety Campaignin2019 and is a finalist in the2020UK Housing Awards for ‘Campaign of the year’. “The new cladding will ensure residents’homes are safe and secure for many years,”Liz said.“The towers are now seen as a positive part of the area’s regeneration, even forming part of Gosport’s Heritage Walk.”

Rowena Toseland,who has lived in Garland Court forover 20years,said:“My flat was looking a bit tired and was in need of a makeover. I’ve since had my kitchen and bathroom replaced and redecorated, a new front door,and much improved insulation. Everything is so much cleaner and brighter now. It’s gorgeous!”

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