It was a year of change, teamwork and growth for the Optimum Fire Stopping division. From strengthening existing client relationships to working & delivering for new ones, it’s been exciting, busy and positive.
We’ve most recently been on-site with Barratt Homes at Royal View North Petherton, Somerset completing fire stopping to the service penetrations inside the plots before our final handover. This particular project has been one of eight projects we worked on in 2022 with longstanding clients Barratts Homes. It has been an honour to work alongside them this year to ensure their new and future occupants’ homes are passive fire protected to the highest standards and as safe as possible.
Here are some of the other New Build Development – Fire Stopping Installation projects we’ve been working on with them throughout the year:
- Ladden Gardens Phase 3 | Completed May 2022
- Birds Marsh Phase 4 | Completed June 2022
- Parish Brook | Completed October 2022
- North Yate District Centre | Live Project – Due to Complete May 2023
- Charfield Gardens, | Live Project – Due to Complete November 2023
- Wichelstowe Parcel 5 | Live Project – Due to Complete 2024
- North Yate Phase 4 | Started November 2022, Live Project – Due to Complete Early 2023
With projects moving into Q1 and onwards, we look forward to completing these live new build projects as well as hopefully starting more with them in the near future.
2022 also saw the division begin new works with new clients. From central Bristol commercial works with Interaction at Cargo Works, and more new build development passive fire protection works, this time with Countryside in Bath to works on a new Cricket Pavilion, for Hinton Charterhouse Cricket Club and Stonewood Builders Ltd, also in Bath.
To wrap up the year, our Welsh team and Operations Director were delighted and honoured to have been awarded the Quality Award from our clients, ISG for our works on the St David’s and Llancarfan school projects which were completed earlier in the year. A fantastic night with clients at their Supply Chain Awards at the Cornerstone, Cardiff on 24th November.
A great collective effort by our Fire Stopping Team who have been fantastic in securing, delivering and completing passive fire protection works on projects of all shapes and sizes. Whether that be remedials or new builds and across all sector types be that residential, education, commercial and more. Here’s to the year ahead & 2023.