Fire safety strategy report on the Sir Nicholas Garrow House, Kensal Rise, London.

The previous use of the property was a residential hostel for the blind with ancillary office, storage and educational accommodation. The building comprises office accommodation on the ground floor and at the front part of the upper floors. The rear part of the upper floors comprised 12 studios and 24 one and two-bed flats.The owner was refurbishing the building for the purpose of using it for a hostel for people of all abilities. I was asked to prepare a fire safety stratgey report to assist with building control approval. I made a survey of the buildng and site and took account of the internal planning, fire safety systems, egress requirements, fire service assistance, smoke removal/clearance systems, building separation considerations and car parking.

Client: Patent Properties.