Victoria Square


Client: Victoria Square Woking Limited / Sir Robert McAlpine
Architect: Benoy / Gensler

Victoria Square is a significant regeneration scheme for Woking town centre, providing two new indoor retail mallsĀ and will be the address for almost 400 new homes including two tall residential buildings. A third tower incorporatesĀ an international 4-Star hotel with spa, gym and two restaurants, one of which is located on Level 22. This comprehensive, mixed-use development also includes a medical facility and additional multi-storey car parking facilities.

Astute Fire were appointed as the main fire engineer consultant on the project by the principal contractor (Sir Robert McAlpine). As part of the design, various value engineering solutions were implemented to the development, including:

  • Rationalisation of sprinkler coverage;
  • Removal of smoke dampers;
  • Opening through compartment floors
  • Shared access and egress routes between different occupancies;
  • Bespoke Fire Service access proposals;
  • Reduction of structural fire protection.

Astute Fire also are also advising on all the necessary site related fire safety measures including overall construction strategies, phasing schedules, fire risk management and any impacts on the existing buildings and public realm which must all remain operational throughout the duration of the development site works.

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