Project details:

Client: Downing Group (Days Inn Hotel, Liverpool)
Project: Fire Upgrade Works 2019-20
Value: £2.1 Million

Works Description

FR Fire Protection were successfully appointed in January 2019 following competitive tender completing a 9 month fire upgrade contract working for city centre hotel chain Days Inn.

Works included £2.1M passive fire compartmentation upgrade to all 7 floors, communal corridors, circulation space and building facilities including kitchens and restaurant.

Working Within A Live Environment

The hotel remained open during the works with 154 rooms accommodating over 300 guests daily proving a significant challenge. Working with Days Inn and their appointed project management consultants we devised the following;

  • Comprehensive Construction Phase Plan (CPP) identifying a phased programme of works per floor
  • Indicative layout drawings illustrating both working and restricted areas, transit routes to/from our compound and material delivery/storage
  • Agreed RAMS detailed how works were be to undertaken
  • Risk register compiling all the above items assigned to responsible parties to manage

We developed a phase programme illustrating pre-mobilisation, works and handover stages for each floor, holding weekly performance meetings informing the Client of anticipated handover dates for reoccupation.


Our collaborative approach to works completion received positive feedback from our accreditation body Warrington Fire, with Frank Rogers receiving 100% defect free sign-off.

Downing Group (Days Inn) have been equally satisfied with our timely progress vs programme, works quality, health and safety approach commencing early negotiations to award further works.

Dean Rogers, Frank Rogers Managing Director commented;

“FR Fire Protection continue to grow in recognition and with the successful completion of works at the Days Inn, Liverpool only further strengthens our expansion into commercial markets”.

Andrew Kyprianou, Downing LLP commented;

“This was a very difficult project involving over fifty FR operatives working daily for almost ten months, to achieve a very demanding programme in an operating hotel. The works were successfully completed, without incident and to our entire satisfaction. We would highly recommend them to any prospective client and look forward to working with them again”.