S2 Kings Cross

S2 Kings Cross

S2 Kings Cross

Fire Protection Ltd started installation on the £77m Argent Group development known as S2 Hardyside Street, London N1 in August 2017. The M&E contractor SES Engineering Ltd of London NW1 appointed Fire Protection Ltd to manufacture and install Fire Rated Basement Smoke Extract, Basement Make-up Ducting and Kitchen Extract Ducting.

A project that started out relatively straight forward became more complicated in January 2018 when the Main Contractor Carillion went into liquidation leaving the project less than half complete.

Fortunately in June 2018 the project was taken on by Midguard Ltd, Borehamwood, who retained SES Ltd as the M&E Contractor, who in turn retained Fire Protection Ltd for the fire rated ducting.

Fire Protection's Contract Manager, Martyn Seeley oversaw the project throughout, visiting twice a week to maintain the build programme and to inspect the installation, ensuring compliance was met. Martyn stated:

"The transition as a result of changing the main contractors ran pretty smoothly, helped by the good working relationship we have with SES. Yes it had implications on cash flow due to the site being closed for 6 months, however the new site management team made this as pain free as possible, which resulted in the project being completed just 6 months behind the original completion date".