Big Yellow with more than 70 premises across England, Big Yellow Self Storage is one of the UK’s leading providers of self storage, student storage and business storage solutions. The company’s storage facilities vary in complexity and size and Big Yellow has enlisted the expertise of FDS Consult to provide a full fire strategy for the more intricate buildings, along with a complete fire risk assessment of all its storage facilities.
A good example of the ways in which FDS Consult’s knowledge and experience has helped Big Yellow Self Storage to reduce costs and improve safety is the work undertaken at the company’s Fulham facility. Here, FDS Consult provided Big Yellow Self Storage with significant cost savings at the design stages of its latest premises thanks to the team’s value engineering expertise and innovative approach to developing the fire strategy. The project involved the renovation of an eight-storey former power station and the architectural design involved maintaining the building’s original, Victorian, 15-metre high glazed front façade.
FDS Consult took a creative approach to developing the fire strategy for the building and achieved cost reductions, increased usable floor space and improved safety whilst maintaining the architect’s vision.