Kent Fire and Rescue Service headquarters is
located in a mixed range of buildings with the original house being
built in 1895 and an office extension added in the 1980s. Other
outbuildings on site have been converted to office use.
The Godlands site is in a semi-rural location and therefore is
not easily accessed by means other than a car. Local bus services
run to the bottom of Straw Mill Hill but visitors would need to
walk 0.2 miles up hill to reach the main reception, with the last
part of the route being poorly lit and having no pedestrian
footpath. There is extensive parking on site to offset the poor
public transport links and pedestrian access.
Visitors can use either the designated visitor parking at the
front of the main building or any of the car parking spaces
elsewhere on the site. All visitors must report to the main
reception, which is open between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to
Information for disabled visitors
The following information is provided to help disabled visitors
when attending site. If you are planning to visit us and have any
questions or concerns about accessibility of the site, please
contact us on 01622 692 121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As KFRS headquarters is best accessed by car or taxi, there are
two disabled spaces directly outside the main reception of the
building and one by the rear entrance to the building.
There are three adapted toilets on site
Hearing loops are provided in the three main meeting rooms.
Accessible meeting room
While all meeting rooms can accommodate disabled visitors, the
Fordham Room is designated as the Accessible Meeting Room. This
room is on the ground floor, with wider door access and hearing
loop installed. Access to the adapted toilet by the Committee Room
is on the same level. Food and refreshments if required can be
easily brought to the room and it also has full internet and
internal wireless access which staff can access at meetings. A
maximum of 14 people can be accommodated around the table.