Elephant Park, London
Situated in a historic part of London; Elephant and Castle. Elephant Park is a £2.3 billion regeneration project, creating thousands of new homes, jobs, business opportunities and the largest new green space in central London for 70 years. On completion in 2025, Elephant Park will be the UK’s first Climate Positive development, providing net-zero carbon heat and hot water to all homes at Elephant Park. FRMA has been proud to be a part of this exciting development, providing a number of fire safety consultancy services for the ongoing site.
School of Engineering, University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham’s sprawling, and surprisingly green, campus is always a pleasure to visit. Founded in 1825 (as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery), it was the first ‘red brick’ University to receive a royal charter. Although rich in history, UoB continues to improve and modernise its campus. FRMA were recently appointed to inspect the new, state of the art, School of Engineering; designed to bring together many engineering disciplines into one building.
Student Residences, University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is also one of the original ‘red brick’ universities; tracing its history back to the foundation of Sheffield Medical School in 1828 and gaining royal charter in 1905 (a mere 5 years after UoB). Situated in South Yorkshire, The UoS is a multi-campus university, with halls of residence that comprise two separate sites: Ranmoor/Endcliffe, and City. FRMA have been contracted to inspect and install passive fire protection measures at the Ranmoor/Endcliffe site, situated in the western suburb of Sheffield. The project can be a logistical challenge, with a large number of inspections and installations that have to wait until residences are unoccupied. So, although Covid-19 has sadly caused a tremendous amount of disruption and uncertainty for students, the empty halls have made things a little easier for this project. Although, we are looking forward to seeing the students back soon.
Deptford Landings, London
FRMA were contracted to undertake inspections of passive fire protection installations at the Deptford Landings development, to ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Formerly Deptford Timberyard, Deptford Landings ; is a residential development delivered by Lendlease, who are committed to sustainable urban regeneration. The homes are powered by an on-site energy hub, increasing their energy-efficiency, while green and brown roofs encourage the re-introduction of birds and other species historically seen in Deptford and a newly created Waterline linear park runs the length of the historic Grand Surrey Canal.
Affordable housing developments, Newlon Housing Trust
Newlon Housing Trust is a non-profit Community Benefit Society and a charitable housing association and one of London’s leading developers of new affordable housing. Newlon own or manage around 8,000 affordable homes, with many more in development. Much of Newlon’s recent history has been in large-scale regeneration projects and major developments, turning derelict buildings into new homes or transforming whole areas. FRMA has provided fire safety consultancy services for a number of these recent developments, including Alma Estate, which was part of Newlon’s Arsenal Regeneration project, where 50% of all the new homes built were affordable, resulting in around 1,500 new affordable homes.
West Midlands Schools
FRMA were contracted to undertake inspections and installations of passive fire protection at a number of schools across the West Midlands to ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Work was coordinated around school holidays, which resulted in a packed summer for our FRMA associates, who were responsible for inspecting and installing passive fire protection measures at several different schools across the West Midlands.