Delivering student safety

Passive fire protection.

Delivering Student Safety

Kings College London was established in 1829 by King George IV and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, when it received its first royal charter, and claims to be the fourth oldest university institution in England. 

Construction started, on the now listed buildings, in the early 19th century completing in 1973 during which time many of the building have been refurbished.

It is now home to around 40,000 students and employees spread across six campus.

Technical Challenge

As an education institution working hours are restricted to when the buildings are not occupied.

Age and condition of building - grade one and grade two listed.

Geographical spread - hundreds of buildings across six campus.

Multiple concurrent projects - working with KCL IT and other prime contractors.

Complex requirements - from individual outlets through to complete refurbish.


Our passive fire protective systems are installed in accordance with proven specifications, manufacturer’s recommendations and the requirements identified in the association for specialist Fire Protection ‘Red Book’.

We do not mix-and-match materials of different manufacture to resolve particular fire protection requirements, unless supported by third party certification, test evidence or an independent fire performance assessment provided in accordance with Passive Fire Protection Federation ‘Guide to Undertaking Assessments In lieu of Fire Tests’.

Where the solution requires the use of specified fixings/ancillary components, we will ensure that those used comply with the relevant industry standard. 

Our Shared Services Team & Fire risk assessor will work closely with the customers Fire Safety Manager to ensure all passive fire protection requirements are met.