Rapid fire detection project at Regent’s University, London

Tuke Building, Regent's UniversityProtection for reconfigured roof space in listed 1931 Tuke Building

Choice has completed a fire system replacement within an extensive second-floor refurbishment project in the imposing Tuke Building, at the Regent’s University campus adjacent to London’s Regent’s Park. The work had to be executed in a tight time window between academic sessions during the summer of 2019.

Tuke Building fire detector installation
One of the detector installations adjacent to the new skylights.

The project involved reconfiguring the upper floor as essentially an open plan space, including opening the roof void and adding intelligent, auto-venting apex skylights. As such, the fire risk profile of the space changed considerably and new detectors, positioning and associated cabling were required. The listed Tuke Building was opened in 1931 and designed by Maxwell Ayrton, architect of the original Wembley Stadium.

Regent’s University is an existing fire and security client of Choice. In conjunction with Quest Interiors (who were the main contractor and project co-ordinators) and alongside energy management specialist Carbon Numbers (who masterminded the ‘intelligent building’ aspects of the design) all parties combined to run a successful project on time and within budget.