Sectors

Whether new build or refurbishment, we know every project is different and each sector has different requirements and build environments.

We have experience of working in each of the following sectors, installing a range of paint and firestopping solutions in varied conditions and are sensitive to the added requirements when end users are already in residence, particularly in healthcare and education settings.

Have a look at how our tried and tested methods have been put to use in buildings and sectors like yours.

Assisted Living:

Pyrotect have delivered passive fire protection for a number of large scale projects for assisted living sites, including paint and firestopping packages in excess of £150,000 at St George’s Place with Balfour Beatty in Edgbaston and Black Dog Way in Gloucester for United Living. Whether entirely new build, or a renovation of a listed building with new build attachments, our teams have provided the effective passive fire protection systems needed to ensure the safety of residents across the country.

Government:

We were delighted to be part of Interserve’s development of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough where we delivered a £1.7m passive fire protection package in the new specialist rehabilitation centre for service personnel. Flexible to the needs of individual sites, we have staff with security clearance for various government locations, including MOD sites, Her Majesty’s prisons and transport hubs.   

Health:

We partnered with Morgan Sindall to provide firestopping and fire compound at the new build Spire Hospital in Nottingham, a private hospital designed to offer patients integrated surgical, medical and diagnostic services, with a priority on providing complex and high acuity care.

By their nature, refurbishments create holes and damage to compartment lines and we have supported various contractors in reinstating fire safety, through cavity barriers, firestopping solutions and fire compound in hospitals and healthcare settings across the country, including Benfield and Loxley, Skanska and J Tomlinson. These refurbishments usually take place within live hospital sites and we can offer the flexibility needed to accommodate noise and dust restrictions, unusual working patterns, high public footfall and busy traffic areas as well as sensitivity to the nature of the building and its users.

Heritage and Listed:

Every part of a listed building, whether internal or external, original feature or subsequent alteration, falls under the protection of listed status for historical or architectural interest, and at Pyrotect we have a wealth of experience in delivering our services through methods that are sensitive to the original structure, materials and construction techniques.

BAM were selected as primary contractors for the regeneration of the Grade II* listed Studley Castle in Warwickshire where we were pleased to install a £270,000 package of intumescent paint and firestopping solutions within this development.

We have also supplied and installed cavity barriers and intumescent paint to the cast iron structure of the Victorian Douglas Mill in Bradford which Kier redeveloped for use as an 880-student sixth academy, and a £106,000 paint and firestopping package in Willmott Dixon’s highly-acclaimed redevelopment of one of Birmingham’s most recognised structures as Temple Court was transformed into the Lewis Building, in a nod to its original 19th century purpose.

Retail:

Retail units, and the infrastructure that supports them, are integral to the UK economy. Our passive fire protection solutions have been installed in various new supermarket units across the country, Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton with Stepnell, Selly Oak Shopping Park for FGS and a package in excess of £100,000 in a new regional distribution centre in the Midlands.

Schools and Universities:

The National Automotive Innovation Centre, the University of Warwick’s new state-of-the-art teaching, research and development, design and engineering facilities required passive fire protection across the four-storey, 33,000m2 site and we were delighted to supply and install a £260,000 package of intumescent paint, firestopping, air sealing and underfloor cavity barriers for Balfour Beatty, Kingspan and Lindner Interiors.

Pyrotect has delivered contracts for both new build and remedial works in schools and universities, from the chemistry block at the University of Southampton to the new sixth form academy in Bradford, making education sites safe for staff and students nationwide.

Sports and Leisure:

Sport, leisure and the importance of some downtime is part of the culture at Pyrotect so we have been delighted to work on a range of sport and leisure facility projects, from supplying and installing the intumescent paint and firestopping package for Icknield Port Loop leisure centre in Birmingham and the new ice rink development in Leeds, to the Warwick Arts Centre for Wates, as well as hotels nationwide.

Student Accommodation:

Student accommodation is a central part of the university experience and universities nationwide are building new blocks to accommodate increasing student numbers or refurbishing older settings, and we have delivered on these projects such as these from Lancaster to Southampton, Worcester to Hull and several in between.  We were delighted when we successfully tendered for the passive fire protection package in excess of £100,000 at Knight House with the nmcn team as a result of the work we had completed for their development a stone’s throw away at Denby Street, Sheffield.

Balliol College, Oxford presented the team with a challenge: an unusual abutment of a steel beam to a timber floor detail. Never ones to turn down a challenge, the Pyrotect team met both the contractor and manufacturers on site to determine a workable solution that provided the necessary fire rating.