|Type of Work
The Gelder Group was appointed by MITIE, a facilities management company, to replace fire doors on floors 5, 6, and 7 of Rutland House. The project’s objective was to replace existing fire doors that were not meeting the required safety standards with new ones that met the British Standard 476 Part 22 specification. The project also aimed to ensure minimal disruption to EON employees working on those floors.
The project began with a site survey by Gelder Group’s project team to assess the scope of work, identify potential challenges, and develop a project plan. The project team liaised with EON and MITIE to ensure minimal disruption to the daily operations of the EON offices during the project’s execution.
The project team then ordered the new fire doors, which were bespoke to meet the specific requirements of the building. The Gelder Group ensured that the new doors met the necessary fire ratings and were in compliance with building regulations. The project team worked closely with the manufacturers to ensure timely delivery of the fire doors and minimize project delays.
The Gelder Group’s project team coordinated with EON and MITIE to arrange access to the building for the installation of the new doors. They arranged for the removal of the existing doors, which were disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The team then installed the new fire doors, ensuring they were correctly fitted and that all hardware met the required standards.
To ensure minimal disruption to the daily operations of the EON offices, the Gelder Group’s project team worked outside of office hours. The team worked on one floor at a time, completing the work before moving on to the next floor. They also liaised with EON and MITIE to ensure that any noisy work was carried out during times when there were fewer employees in the building.