Notable projects include:

Midland Hotel Morecambe (conversion of listed building)
Urban Splash
Union North

RIBA Crown Estate Conservation Award (2009)

The fire strategy was a key component for this refurbishment of the Grade II* art deco hotel, enabling the atrium to be re-opened to its original glory and minimising intervention to the existing structure.

Northumberland House Hotel
Masterworks Developments

The Northumberland House Hotel comprised the refurbishment of a MoD building, latterly used as offices, to create a prestigious hotel and long-term accommodation for the LSE. The building is Grade II listed and the fire strategy successfully addressed some key challenges including:

  • Section 20 requirements
  • Minimising intervention to existing structure
  • HMO requirements for the LSE accommodation
  • Security, yet shared escape, between LSE and Hotel accommodation
  • Enhanced populations for public rooms in the ground and basement storeys
  • Partial sprinkler coverage
  • Rationalisation of fire resistance for elements of structure: 60min was agreed for the new storey rather than the guidance 120mins.
  • Means of escape for disabled persons

Argyle International Hotel Glasgow
Progress Property Developments
Ian Simpson Architects

A 6 Star hotel for Progress Property Developments. A key element of the fire strategy was the design for the atrium to enable the required open spatial design and intended flexibility of use for the atrium base.

Le Royal, Amman
Le Royal Chain

A 5 Star+ hotel and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Le Royal Hotel has 31 above-ground floors as well as basement storeys, offers its guests unequalled services and facilities: deluxe guest rooms, banqueting and high-end convention facilities, an array of ethnic and gourmet restaurants, popular bars, a shopping mall, movie theatres, office space, and a world class spa and health club. The fire strategy was based on international hotel standards/NFPA and the key considerations were;

  • to enable the non-standard design ambitions of the architect,
  • minimise the number of escape and firefighting cores, and thus maximise the usable floor area,
  • to develop an effective design for the double-atrium (the hotel has two principal atria, stacked one above the other)
  • to account for the mix of different accommodations.
  • to address the high security associated with the royal storeys.
  • to agree the fire-engineered approach and ensure an effective approvals process with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction.