BB7 were appointed to develop a Construction Site Fire Strategy for the construction process of the project. Implementing fire safety through construction is a requirement of the CDM regulations 2015 and this service was provided to aid the contractor in fulfilling their CDM obligations with respect to fire safety.
The 21 Moorfield’s project involved the construction of a 17-storey commercial building in Moorgate, Central London. The development is situated above the new Crossrail station at Moorgate and incorporates retail and commercial office space in addition to providing new public spaces to the area.
Expertly engineering safety for efficient and effective management when in use.
The BB7 response
BB7’s role on the project was to attend site and produce a Construction Site Fire Strategy Report for the construction phase of the project. Following attendance at site, BB7 formulated a Construction Site Fire Strategy which puts forward outline proposals for the fire safety provisions to be incorporated into the construction period of the development to help ensure safety to construction workers and attending fire service in the event of a fire.
Benefits of service
Due to the constantly changing nature of a construction site, BB7 worked closely with Sir Robert McAlpine to provide periodic updates to the Construction Site Fire Strategy Report to ensure that it remained up to date with the construction programme. The periodic updates also allowed for incorporation of any fire safety issues that were raised on site during the construction period and provided suitable solutions to address these issues.