G4S to Partner with Briggs & Forrester on Prestige Sites

The G4S Fire and Security team is collaborating with Briggs & Forrester, an award-winning building services contractor, on three prominent real estate projects throughout the UK.

The projects, namely The Cocoa Works in York, 135 Park Street in London, and Phoenix in Leeds, encompass a combination of residential, office, and retail spaces. The emphasis of these projects lies in sustainability and urban regeneration. G4S has been enlisted as the systems provider responsible for supplying and installing fire and life safety systems for all three projects, as well as security systems for The Cocoa Works and Phoenix.

While G4S is commonly associated with providing security officers and safety systems for high-security or mission-critical sites, G4S Fire and Security Systems are capable of supporting construction projects of various types.

The Cocoa Works project in York entails the transformation of the historic Rowntree factory, built in the 1890s, into 279 luxury apartments. The design incorporates modern community spaces and landscaped gardens while preserving the original features of the historical building.

G4S will contribute to creating a safe environment by implementing a Honeywell GENT fire detection system and assisted toilet system, along with an access control platform for key areas. Additionally, video surveillance and video intercom systems will be installed to ensure resident security.

135 Park Street is a new 12-story building spanning 148,486 square feet, providing 131,900 square feet of office space, 12,900 square feet of affordable workspace, and an additional 1,500 square feet of retail space to contribute to the cultural revitalization of Bankside. This project aims to achieve specific UKGBC Upfront Carbon targets, which focus on reducing carbon emissions associated with construction activities and building materials. G4S will support the project with Honeywell GENT fire and communication systems, a Baldwin Boxall refuge system, and a C-Tec assisted toilet.

Phoenix, located in Leeds, is a new luxurious residential building set to become the city’s fourth tallest residential structure, comprising 367 luxury apartments. G4S will provide fire and safety systems, including fire detection, refuge areas, and assisted toilets. The systems will be complemented by access control, surveillance, door monitoring, and intercom systems.

Steve Leader, Head of M&E projects for G4S, expressed, “The partnership between G4S Fire and Security and Briggs & Forrester exemplifies our dedication to safety and sustainability in modern building development. Thoughtful planning and coordination, in conjunction with modern fire and life safety systems, will ensure that these iconic and sustainable buildings offer safe environments for residents and workers.”