British Museum

Castle Hill Fire Protection were approached by Graham Construction to provide a £500,000 fire stopping package for the British Museum's new Archaeological Research collection, a £64 million project designed to bring more of the Museum's vast collection of over eight million items to the public. The new development is situated in Shinfield, Berkshire and is part of a planned partnership with the University of Reading. Once completed the site will contain many fascinating items ranging from Roman mosaics and sculptures to British Iron Age treasures, as well as providing study, storage and research facilities for the museum and its educational partners.

Our scope of work included:

  • Spray application of intumescent paint to 12,000 sq.m of structural steelwork to provide 60 and 120 minutes of fire protection.
  • All works were carried out to a decorative standard.

Contract duration: 12 months    

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"Castle Hill are carrying out all fire protection services at Islington Square a large mixed use development project and a challenging scheme requiring many different forms of fire stopping. Castle Hill are a pleasure to work with and I have never experienced any faults in their services or difficulties in dealing with them day to day. They are quick to respond to any new requests, informative and very knowledgeable on all aspects of fire stopping. From working with them for nearly two years now I have seen that Castle Hill always strive to deliver an exceptionally well finished product and that the company is founded on good morals, and a strong working ethics. I highly recommend their services."

"We appreciate that the site is not the easiest most straight forward job but Castle Hill site and Office teams have carried out your work like there's no problems. So thank you for your co-operation, time and effort and may we continue having a close working relationship."

Jake Green, Hillcrest Structural