FDS reaches 15 year milestone as project pipeline stacks up
Award-winning smoke ventilation contractor, FDS Contracting (FDS), is celebrating 15 years in business with plans to expand its service offering. Starting out as a two-person business, the Dartford/Kent-based company has now completed over £100m worth of projects across the South East and London.
With a continuing need for new residential tall building developments and modern commercial space in many major UK cities, there is demand for effective fire safety and smoke ventilation systems that also maximise use of space, and meet the project objectives of developers and contractors.
FDS is looking to add to its portfolio of over 1,000 completed projects servicing 700-plus customers since 2002, as the UK pipeline for tall buildings and large scale development schemes – particularly in London – remains strong with over 500 projects scheduled*.
The cornerstone of FDS approach is to design, supply, install, commission and maintain fit for purpose fire safety systems that adhere to the highest industry standards and incorporate the best practice guidance of the fire brigade.
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The business grew following the company founders’ development of an innovative high performance mechanical smoke ventilation system that has since been installed in hundreds of new and refurbished residential buildings as well as commercial buildings.
FDS continues to use its expertise to advise developers and contractors on how to bridge the gap between the concept, design and installation of fire safety and smoke ventilation systems as the needs of buildings and projects evolve.
This approach has been honed and improved over time to allow FDS clients to achieve their project needs.
Gerard Sheridan, Chairman at FDS Contracting…
“It is fantastic that 15 years since we developed a solution to meet the demand of new building designs, we have continued to evolve and refine our fire safety and smoke ventilation systems, ensuring we remain an industry leader. From our original two founders, FDS is now a fifty-strong team with firmly established roots and a reputation for our expertise as well as high quality service and consultancy in the capital and beyond.”
“National investment in infrastructure such as HS2 and Crossrail projects is going to create new population centres or a need to redevelop existing neighbourhoods, so there is a great opportunity for us to work in partnership with new and existing customers as we continue with our growth within the sector.”
*statistic source: http://buildingproducts.co.uk/uk-sees-increase-number-high-rise-buildings/
15 Year Anniversary Timeline
We have collated some of the highlights of our 15 years in business. Take a look at our 15th Anniversary timeline, which features key project, awards and company changes over the course of the last 15 years.