Fire Safety Improvements have started at Harold Wilson Court  

Harold Wilson Court

We have employed contractor, Wates Living Space to carry out essential fire safety improvements at Harold Wilson Court, located in Huddersfield’s town centre.

What work will be taking place? 

Wates will begin working on the building from September 2023. The project is expected to take up to two years and will see the block equipped with improved safety standards once complete.

The works will include the installation of a sprinkler system, a range of improved fire safety measures throughout the block, including balconies and installing a new render system that meets the requirements of new fire regulations.

For the duration of the work, scaffolding will be put up around the building with a safety net for contractors to replace the render system. This will be taken down once these works are complete.

The proposal for the 11-storey building comes after a fire safety survey identified improvements were required.

Cllr Masood Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

“I am pleased we are moving forward and starting fire safety works at Harold Wilson Court.

“Reviewing the building safety has given us the opportunity to install the latest fire safety measures, that will ensure the safety of our tenants.

“We understand this may be an unsettling time for those living in the block, we will work with tenants and Wates to do all we can to keep any disruption to a minimum.”

What will happen to the tenants?

As part of the project, some tenants will need to move out of their property temporarily to ensure their full safety whilst works are carried out. They will be expected to move out for three weeks and can return once work is completed.

To cause as little disruption as possible, temporary and respite accommodation will be set up at Harold Wilson Court for those affected. Housing management teams will give their full support to tenants during this time.

More information 

For more information on the fire safety improvements, please email