Filling the knowledge gap and helping developers create sustainable timber buildings

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Silvertown

OFR is providing a full fire safety strategy and is advising on layouts for this 27-acre site in Newham.

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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a ground-breaking new project, creating a healthy workplace for people to come together from across the public, academic and private sectors.

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Houlton School

The Houlton Secondary School development is an ambitious and transformative new project which has a central role in a major new development on the outskirts of Rugby.

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Paper Garden

A collaborative seedbed in which to nurture creativity and community

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EV0

This net zero carbon building is a huge achievement which will pave the way for other, much-needed sustainable office projects in the future.

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Barnsley Civic

The Grade II listed Barnsley Civic is giving this Yorkshire city an exciting new leisure, office and retail venue whilst bringing this once important building back into use.

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Citadel

The Citadel project will see a historic area of Carlisle repurposed into a new flagship campus for the University of Cumbria.

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Royal Academy of Arts

OFR is supporting the RA’s redevelopment of artists’ studios in the basement, as well as providing a retrospective strategy for the whole building.

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Timber & Sustainability

Filling the knowledge gap and helping developers create sustainable timber buildings

As the one of the UK’s premier fire engineering experts, our founder Sam Liptrott was this week called to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee to give written and verbal evidence as part of the sustainability of the built environment enquiry.

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Expert Industry

An updated look for our growing brand

This week saw us unveil a refreshed brand and a new website, with a new aesthetic that helps reflect our growing business. Here, our founder Simon Lay talks us through our company’s journey, and our updated look.

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Embassy Village

Embassy Village is a brand-new community in Manchester that will provide wrap-around support for the city’s homeless and vulnerable men.

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Recruitment

Become an important part of our future

We are once again opening up our graduate recruitment applications – and we welcome you to jump onboard! Whether you are in Scotland, the North West, The South West or London we have many opportunities for new graduates to begin your career in one of the sector’s most dynamic fields.

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News Research

Our Technical Director has co-edited a new book

Our OFR team are experts in fire engineering, committed to delivering pre-eminent expertise to protect people, property and the environment; today our colleague and technical director Dr Danny Hopkin has further cemented our position in the industry, co-editing a newly released book, whilst co-authoring several chapters.  

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Awards

Fire Engineer Sam flies the flag for women in STEM with national award win

An Edinburgh-based fire engineer has been awarded a major national award this month, beating competition from across the UK.

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Project

Glenapp Castle

OFR Consultants worked on the £2m conversion of the Category B listed 5-star Glenapp Castle Hotel in Ayrshire.

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Awards

We’re the winning Young Professional Team for 2021

A huge congratulations to the more youthful members of our team, who last week, scooped the North West Business Insider 'Young Professional Team of the Year’ award at the 2021 ceremony in Manchester.

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Industry

The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt III

Hello and welcome to the third blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering. Here we meet Maisie Gleeson, a Graduate Fire Engineer at OFR in Bath who tells us about when she realised fire engineering was the career choice for her. 

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Industry

The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt II

Hello and welcome to the second blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering.

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Industry

The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt I

We’re lucky to work with some extremely talented fire engineers who come from diverse backgrounds and bring varied experience to our ever-growing skillsets.  

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Eastwick and Sweetwater

OFR Consultants worked alongside client Balfour Beatty to provide fire engineering services as part of the first phase of this huge development at the Queen Elizabeth Park in London.

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News

Welcoming our 100th colleague!

It was just over five short years ago that myself and Sam established this business. We’d both left big, multi-disciplinary organisations and knew we wanted to pioneer something different, that was completely dedicated to fire engineering. 

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Project

Canada Water

This 21-hectare development is a transformative new project incorporating 30 new buildings nestled amongst a prominent new network of public realm space.

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BAS

OFR Consultants has supported the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme, which includes the modernisation of the UK’s largest research hubs — the Rothera Research Station on Antarctica.

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Research Timber & Sustainability

Review of large-scale fire tests on cross-laminated timber

Concerns about the environmental impact of building construction is leading to timber being more commonly used.

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Google

OFR is working as part of the team on Google’s new landmark London campus at Kings Cross.

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Research

An improved reliability-based approach to specifying fire resistance periods for buildings in England

For common building situations in England, the contemporary fire safety design guidance recommends structural fire resistance periods for elements based upon occupancy and building height.

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Industry News

Team effort from OFR on the £1.3bn cultural regeneration of London’s Olympia

Our stellar London-team, with support from OFR colleagues across the country, has been working on the £1.3bn regeneration of the London Olympia Exhibition Centre. 

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Research

A round up of a year of research

The past year certainly has been universally challenging. Plans have had to adapt, and that has included the extent of our research.

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Project

Museum of London

OFR has been working on behalf of the Museum of London across their existing estate, including prestigious sites such as the Docklands Museum.

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OFR contributes to Manchester homeless charity project

Specialist fire engineers from Manchester-based OFR Consultants are working with industry colleagues to create the new Embassy Village – a new community in Manchester that will provide wrap-around support for the city’s homeless and vulnerable men.

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Project

Great Northern Warehouse

Members of the OFR team from across the UK have brought together their wide ranging skills and expertise to work closely with architects SimpsonHaugh on this iconic Manchester project.

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AELTC Wimbledon

The OFR team was appointed on a number of projects for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) including at Somerset Rd, where it has worked to deliver the fire safety strategy for the major new building here.

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Industry News

OFR Team Advises on Durham’s Milburngate

Members of our Leeds team have been busy working on an exciting new development in Durham, as part of the city’s riverside regeneration project.

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Industry News

Advising Brick By Brick on the latest fire safety guidance

Members of our team, led by project director Stewart Dabin have been providing fire safety engineering services and developing robust fire strategies for an exciting mixed-tenure, multi-site residential project in Croydon.

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Accreditation

Our Cyber Essentials certification is confirmed

We are now officially certified by Cyber Essentials in taking preventative measures again cyber attacks.

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Industry News

Ethics in engineering; an essential part of training

Earlier this year, my colleague Ondrej Vesely and I were invited to share our fire engineering knowledge with students at Edinburgh University’s School of Engineering – in particular on the hot topic of ethics in engineering.