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 Exchange provides a range of centrally located student accommodations in Nottingham.
Fixfire® upgraded and extended the existing Fire Alarm System to meet the requirements for a Category L2 in accordance with BS5839-Part 1 2017. The system was upgraded from a closed to open protocol system employing the ADV/Plus range of Fire Alarm Control Panels. In excess of 1000 fire alarm devices were installed on this significant project. Our experienced installation team overcame challenges such as the building being almost 70 years old with very high coffered ceilings and several areas being under separate ownership/lease.