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 East Court is a modern student accommodation in London.
Fixfire® extended the fire alarm system to category L1. This involved installation of detectors in over 120 riser cupboards which contain distribution boards and are therefore deemed as areas of fire risk, as well as being over 1 square metre. Existing non-compliant zone charts in the main reception were replaced with clear and correctly orientated zone charts to allow site operatives and the Fire Brigade to quickly locate a fire in an emergency situation.