15 Year Anniversary

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We’ve had an exciting journey since our inception in 2002!
Join us in our celebration of our 15 Years in business
and look at some of the highlights over the years below.
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Innovative Smoke Ventilation Design!

Employing their fire engineering expertise, Gerard Sheridan and Andy Riley design an innovative 0.5m² mechanical smoke ventilation system 2002.
2002

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Fire Design Solutions is founded

Gerard and Andy launch FDS.
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2002

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The London Office Opens

FDS opens their first office in London
2003

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First Smoke Ventilation Project!

Paddington Walk – FDS commences work on their first smoke ventilation project.
Free Download: Smoke venting brochure
2003

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Paddington Walk

Paddington Walk

Paddington Walk is a residential development consisting of 232 apartments. Designed by Munkenbeck & Marshall, the buildings form part of the large urban regeneration project in West London’s Paddington Basin.
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2005

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The Greenhithe office Opens

Opens office in Greenhithe, Kent which becomes the head office for the company
2007

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Elekton

Elektron

Elektron is a residential development situated on the north side of the River Thames directly opposite the Millennium Dome.
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2008

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The Lockhouse

The Lockhouse

Standing on the bank of The Regents Canal, north London, The Lockhouse is a £30 million mixed use development, comprising two buildings.
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2009

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The Company Grows…

FDS experiences rapid growth and number of employees increases to 30
2010

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Building Control Industry Awards 2010

Independent Systems Installer of the Year.
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2010

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United House

“FDS have been extremely helpful with all aspects of the construction process pre-construction and post, bringing value and buildability to the process.”

J. Haffenden

2010

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Residential Sprinkler systems launch

FDS launch residential sprinkler systems design and installation.
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2010

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Rochester Row

Rochester Row

Poised to be one of the most desirable addresses in Westminster, 10 Rochester Row is a seven storey residential scheme with basement car parking in the heart of the City.
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2010

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A new Managing Director

Managing Director, Nick Waterfield, joined the company
2011

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Fire Excellence Awards 2011 winner

Best installation company – active fire protection.
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2011

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BCIA – Shortlisted

Shortlisted for Building Control Industry Awards in the ‘Independent Systems Installer of the Year’ category.
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2011

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KEY PROJECT

The Place, London Bridge March 2012 Aug 2013.
Fire Design Solutions (FDS) has completed work on a prestigious commercial project within the Southbank’s new London Bridge Quarter, developed by Sellar in partnership with the State of Qatar.
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2011

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Conrinthia Hotel

Corinthia Hotel

One of London’s landmark hotels has undertaken a complete restoration and recreation with the help of Fire Design Solutions.
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2011

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CN Specialist Awards 2012 winner

Fire Protection category.
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2012

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KEY PROJECT

New Capital Quay
Award-winning fire safety system design and installation contractors Fire Design Solutions (FDS) has completed work on one of London’s most prestigious large scale residential projects.
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2012

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10 Year Anniversary

FDS celebrates 10 year anniversary.
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2012

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Construction News Awards 2012 finalist

Specialist Contractor of the Year category.
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2012

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Key Project

Olympic Park Athletes Village
Fire Design Solutions (FDS) was called upon to apply its smoke ventilation design and installation experience on the prestigious site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
View Case Study
2012

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Hat trick of construction industry award finalists including:

  • Winner! CN Specialist Awards 2013 – Fire Protection Specialist of the Year
  • BCIA Awards 2013 – shortlisted for Independent Systems Installer of the Year category
  • Building Magazine Awards 2013 – shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year category

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2013

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New Central

New Central

Located on Woking’s, Guildford Road and developed by Barratt Homes, the award winning New Central development boasts a range of contemporary apartments set within architecturally stunning buildings, cafes, shops and offices.
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2013

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FDS launches FireSmart

‘FireSmart’ is an addressable, intelligent control system with the ability to integrate several fire safety systems into a single control.
Free Download: Fire Safety
2013

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London Square Eastcote

London Square Eastcote

Developed by award-winning developer London Square and designed by architects Stanford Eatwell, London Square Eastcote is a residential development set in the Borough of Hillingdon.
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2014

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Stratford Plaza

Stratford Plaza

Located in the capital’s most exciting new commercial quarter, the 25-storey Stratford Plaza development in Stratford, East London, boasts 220 impressive one, two and three bedroom apartments across 20 floors.
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2015

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1,000 Projects!

Appointed to 1,000th project! What a landmark, that’s on average, around 77 projects a year since we began trading.
2015

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Riverlight

Riverlight

Located on the impressive riverfront of London’s South Bank, the Riverlight development will boast over 800 apartments across six separate residential buildings once it is complete in 2017.
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2015

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Specialist Awards – Shortlisted

Finalist in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £25million).
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2016

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£100 million of projects

2016 was the year we hit the £100,000,000 worth of project orders. We thrive on new challenges and take the time and consideration to find the right solution for each order, regardless of the budget.
2016

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700 Customers

In 2016, we were appointed by our 700th customer. Our continued focus on client satisfaction is reflected in the strong client relationships we have.
2016

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Chiller System

The FDS Chiller System

Fire Design Solutions’ expert engineers are constantly reviewing our system offering to ensure that our customers have the ideal solutions for their projects. We indentified that in high-occupancy residential buildings the use of highly efficient insulation can create a need for additional cooling. So we developed our new Chiller System.
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2016

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Building and Facilities News – Company of the Year

After another successful year here at Fire Design Solutions, our team’s hard work has been recognised by Building and Facilities News – a leading publication within the construction industry – having been awarded the Fire Engineering Solution Provider of the Year.
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2016

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Accreditations

This year we have really focused on our industry accreditation’s in an effort to get noticed for the sterling service we offer our clients. FDS now boast CHAS, SMAS, CQMS, FETA, FIA, ISO 9001 & ISO 14001.
2017

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The FDS Team

In the beginning there were two, now, 15 years down the line Fire Design Solutions is home to a team of 45 highly skilled employees. We are extremely pleased with how the team dynamic has grown over the years, and are looking forward to welcoming new members of staff in the future.
2017

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Work with Fire Design Solutions

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