Start Date

January 2020



Project Value



London Borough of Islington



The Project

ENGIE invited us to provide extensive electrical works as part of the London Borough of Islington’s Fire Risk Assessment framework upgrade to 1,500+ properties.   

This £1.6m programme will be carried out over a 2 year period, and include an upgrade of mains intake, fuse cut outs, landlord consumer units, isolators supplying tenants flats, new intelligent emergency lighting throughout communal areas and smart fire detection equipment in the form of multi sense detectors in communal areas and heat detectors within tenants’ flats all linked to a central monitor. 

The Environtech team have been on site in a variety of leasehold and tenanted properties for the London Borough of Islington. We worked to upgrade the mains intake, install new intelligent emergency lighting throughout communal areas as well as smart fire detection equipment installation. The team also had to install heat detectors within tenants’ flats. 

The Challenge: Tenant Permission

Working within tenants’ flats can sometimes be difficult as appointments need to be made and permission granted. Residents don’t have to be in situ whilst the communal works are carried out however, they do for the installation of the battery-operated heat detectors that link to the communal detector via a SmartLINK system. Any potential problems were averted thanks to our extensive experience of delivering electrical and mechanical upgrades within residential settings.  The team successfully mitigated potential delays, kept progress moving forwards, and ensured the project ran smoothly. 

The Results: Professionalism

We are delighted to report the Fire Risk Assessment framework upgrade to 1,500+ Islington properties is in the process of handing over, with a high-quality snag free finish expected by the end of May 2021. 

Complete electrical installation and testing services were delivered within the London Borough of Islington:  

  • Upgrade the mains intake 
  • Install new intelligent emergency lighting throughout communal areas 
  • Install smart fire detection equipment in communal areas 
  • Install heat detectors within tenants’ flats