Portsoken Street

At 230,000 sq.ft, One Portsoken Street is an ambitious upgrade and refit project of the existing property that will bring it up to current design standards all while releasing another 40,000 sq.ft of floor space through interior re-optimisation. Castle Hill were contacted by Oktra to provide a £1.6 million Fire Stopping Package with works to begin in February 2020 and due to continue until February 2021, and once completed, Oktra's vision will be an impressively unique property.

Our scope of work included:

  • Grit blasting of existing steelworks in preparation for spray application of intumescent paint.
  • 20,000 sq.m of steels on all 8 floors to be painted to provide 120 minutes of fire protection.
  • Paint to be finished to a decorative finish. 

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