Queen Mary's University of London

Sykes and Sons Limited


Student Accommodation




September 2022 - May 2023

Services Provided

Fire Compartmentation Survey, Remedial Works

Service Overview

Sykes and Sons Limited hired Element to conduct a thorough survey of their student accommodation buildings to identify any potential fire safety hazards that could put residents in danger. Our team of experts carefully examined each building, including walls, floors, ceilings, and service penetrations, in order to conduct a detailed fire compartmentation survey and identify any areas of concern or breaches that needed immediate attention.

After the survey, Element quickly proceeded with remedial works to address any fire safety risks identified, implementing targeted solutions to ensure that all safety measures were up to standard and mitigating any potential hazards to protect both the building and its occupants. This collaboration between Element and Sykes and Sons Limited is a proactive commitment to fire safety, and our comprehensive survey and swift remedial works provided a safer living environment for student accommodation residents.

Through our expertise and attention to detail, Element effectively managed all fire safety risks, meeting regulatory standards and keeping the building secure. Our dedication to delivering reliable and high-quality fire safety solutions contributed to the overall safety and peace of mind for Sykes and Sons Limited and their student accommodation residents. This project showcases Element’s capabilities in enhancing fire safety and highlights our commitment to providing comprehensive fire safety solutions in diverse settings, including student accommodation.

Project Particulars

  • Fire Compartmentation Survey
  • Remedial Works
  • IFC Accredited Firestopping

Challenges Faced

During our project, we encountered a significant challenge due to the active nature of the student accommodation building. With constant occupancy throughout the day, maintaining consistent communication with the university was crucial. We had to ensure a clear understanding of start times, restrictions, and other logistical aspects to minimize disruptions to the residents’ daily routines and activities. Effective communication allowed us to coordinate our work efficiently, ensuring that our fire safety efforts seamlessly integrated with the ongoing operations of the accommodation. By proactively addressing these challenges, we successfully balanced the need for fire safety enhancements with the smooth functioning of the student accommodation, providing a secure living environment for the residents while minimizing any inconveniences.

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Outside of Queen Mary's University of London
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