Residential & Student Accommodation

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Residential & Student Accommodation
January 20, 2023
Fenton House
iQ Student Accommodation
Client Information

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 Fenton House comprises 557 study bedrooms and including 59 studio rooms spread across 10 blocks of student accommodation. A - J.  Blocks have accommodation over 8 floor levels with a central communal staircase and lift shaft.

Project Scope

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.

All system components are fully open protocol, and the fire alarm cause & effect was carefully developed in conjunction with the iQ Health & Safety Team to meet their specific safety objectives. Redundant mains-interlinked smoke and heat detectors were also removed and made good as part of the works.

In excess of 1800 fire alarm devices were installed in this project.

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iQ Student Accommodation - Fenton House
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