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G4S and Briggs & Forrester Collaborate on Real Estate Projects

G4S and Briggs & Forrester Collaborate on Real Estate Projects
19 July 2023

The G4S Fire and Security team are working with building services contractor Briggs & Forrester on three high-profile real estate projects across the UK.


The Cocoa Works, York


One of these projects is The Cocoa Works in York, the former home of the Rowntree factory. The Cocoa Works will be redeveloped into 279 luxury apartments with community spaces and landscaped gardens.

G4S will employ security features such as a Honeywell GENT fire detection system and assisted toilet system, as well as an access control platform to control access to key areas, and a video surveillance platform and video intercom to keep residents secure.


135 Park Street, London


135 Park Street is a new 12-storey, 148,486 sq. ft building which will provide 131,900 sq. ft of office space, 12,900 sq. ft of affordable workspace, and a further 1,500 sq. ft of retail space to extend the cultural regeneration of Bankside eastwards.

This project will be delivered to achieve specific UKGBC Upfront Carbon targets, which focus on an overall reduction in carbon associated with construction activities and building materials. 

G4S will be supporting the project with Honeywell GENT fire and communication systems, together with a Baldwin Boxall refuge system and C-Tec assisted toilet.



Picture: a CGI of the proposed exterior of 135 Park Street. Image Credit: G4S


Phoenix, Leeds


Phoenix is a new luxury residential building in Leeds, which is set to become the fourth tallest residential building in the city and will comprise 367 luxury apartments.

G4S will be providing fire and safety systems including fire detection, refuge and assisted toilets, supported by access control, surveillance, door monitoring and intercom.



Picture: a CGI of the proposed exterior of Phoenix. Image Credit: G4S


Steve Leader, Head of M&E projects for G4S said: “The partnership between G4S Fire and Security and Briggs & Forrester demonstrates our commitment to safety and sustainability in modern building development. Careful planning and coordination, along with the use of modern fire and life safety systems, will help to ensure that these iconic and sustainable buildings are safe places to live and work.”

Picture: a CGI of the proposed exterior of The Cocoa Works. Image Credit: G4S

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 19 July 2023


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