V&A Museum, Stratford
McLaughlin & Harvey have selected Firetec to provide the Passive Fire Protection package at the £26m construction of new collection and research centre for the Victoria & Albert museum (V&A) in east London. Part of the V&A East project, the collection and research centre is one of two new public V&A venues now under construction in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. The new 16,000m2 purpose-built research centre, designed Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will have a ‘state-of-the-art flexible and responsive storage system’ to house 250,000 objects, 350,000 books and more than 1,000 archives spanning the V&A’s collection from fashion, textiles and furniture to painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, design, architecture and digital arts. A panoramic public collections hall will ‘immerse visitors in a 360 degree cabinet of curiosities-style experience’.
Firetec will be completing both Intumescent Coatings to new and existing steelwork as well as various Fire Stopping details across this iconic new building for the London Arts sector. Our works are set to commence in October 2020.