This project involved the building of new student accommodation in timber above the converted hotel. The concrete podium at ground level is for commercial use.
The timber superstructure is close to surrounding occupied places of residence; putting them in danger should a fire have started on site. RISE advised the main contractor about fire policies and specified the design of the timber to satisfy the requirements of the separating distances during construction. The avoidance of fire spreading to the neighbouring properties was also critical to the nearby Grade I listed Chinese Gate.
To ensure fire safety was fully compliant with the current regulations and guidance, close attention was paid to the following:
RISE worked hand in hand with the contractor to ensure that he was compliant with the current Health and Safety whilst using a prefabricated timber system.