iQ is one of the largest providers of private purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the UK - owning and operating all 70 of its sites. Acquired by Blackstone for £4.7b in the UK’s largest ever private real estate transaction in May 2020, iQ is now home to almost 30,000 students across 28 towns and cities. The company is a leading owner of student accommodation in thriving student cities including Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and especially London, where iQ offers 7,064 beds across a wide range of accommodation options. Currently, 84% of iQ’ s property value is in Russell Group towns and cities with 52% in London.
iQ Brocco Student Accommodation comprises 256 study bedrooms and two studio rooms divided between two blocks of student accommodation, A and B. Each block has accommodation over 8 floor levels with a central communal staircase and lift shaft.
We upgraded and extended the Fire Alarm System on a supply, install & commission basis. The installation complies with the requirements of BS5839-Part 1 2017 Category L2.
Redundant mains-interlinked smoke and heat detectors were also removed and made good as part of the works.
In excess of 350 fire alarm devices were installed in this project.