Firespec were delighted to provide a comprehensive coating, board encasement and passive fire protection inspection service throughout this extensive development.  The £100million scheme consisted of 682 student accommodation units, academic facilities and office space for University College of Football, situated just 200m from the National Football Stadium.  The primer and intumescent coatings inspections were largely concentrated on the structural steel supporting the podium level of the building and the office block.  The board encasement systems were scrutinised where they had been fitted to offer the fire protection of the structural steel cores that provide the framework for the building’s modular elements to be affixed. Ventilated and non-ventilated cavity fire barriers were inspected prior to cladding erection and the fire stopping was examined throughout the building’s internals following connection of the mechanical and electrical services.