BB7 acquires RUSHBROOK, further strengthening our Scottish, UK and Global fire consulting capabilities

BB7 is pleased to announce the completed acquisition of Rushbrook Consultants Ltd (RUSHBROOK).

The acquired firm is headquartered in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and provides fire safety and risk engineering services, both nationally and internationally. BB7 is a specialist firm of engineers, delivering fire engineering, fire risk management and security consulting. The company operates from eight offices throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Ben Bradford, Chief Executive at BB7 said:
"RUSHBROOK has a strong pedigree and great history. Formed in 1999 by four chartered engineers specialising in fire engineering and fire investigation, the firm took its name from Dr Frank Rushbrook, former Firemaster in Edinburgh, and renowned fire investigator. Dr. Rushbrook was always a strong supporter of fire safety engineering and the development of young talent, through his connections with the University of Edinburgh, where a Fire Laboratory is named after him and also a Frank Rushbrook Fund. This interest and enthusiasm continued until his death in 2014 at the age of 99. A number of other well respected Fire Engineers started their careers at the firm, and are now making a significant contribution to the fire engineering profession in Scotland and beyond".

Al Brown, Managing Director of RUSHBROOK said:
“The integration of RUSHBROOK with BB7 will enable the founding values and legacy of the firm to live on, and I’ll continue to be on hand to support the smooth transition of existing clients and projects. BB7 has a great reputation, and I am pleased our staff and clients are in safe hands”.
”BB7 has a great reputation, and I am pleased our staff and clients are in safe hands”
Over the last 18 years RUSHBROOK has completed projects in Scotland including fire strategy for the National Air Traffic Control Centre at Prestwick, fire risk assessments for privatised prisons, high rise residential towers, colleges and cleanroom manufacturing operations, in addition to fire engineering strategies for listed buildings, hotels and residential properties.

Current projects will be diligently handled by BB7’s Glasgow office and manged by Dominic Way, Director for BB7 in Glasgow. BB7’s Glasgow office, which opened in January 2016, has established a strong client base in Scotland, with notable projects including The Scottish National Galleries, University of Glasgow, Forth College, Malmaison, Tennent Caledonian Breweries and Breahead House Proprietors Association.

Dominic Way, Director for BB7 in Glasgow, Scotland said:
“RUSHBROOK’s utilisation of experience and technical skills to assist clients in protecting people, property and operations is synonymous with the values upheld by BB7”.

About BB7 Fire Ltd

BB7 is a specialist firm of consulting engineers, operating in the risk and resilience niches of fire, security and continuity. They share the latest thinking, and advise on best practice, challenging the accepted wisdom and pushing boundaries without compromising on safety.

BB7 has a proven track record in realising design freedom for iconic architecture. Beyond this, the firm has acquired an unrivalled insight into the implementation of organisational risk management systems and can facilitate business process improvement, mitigating risk with certainty and strategic agility.

About RUSHBROOK Consultants Ltd

RUSHBROOK specialises in industrial risk engineering, with expertise in data centres, cleanroom manufacturing operations, semiconductors, & LCD fabrication; developing fire strategies, engineered solutions, specifications and designs.

RUSHBROOK supports architects, building professionals and developers and equipment designers, enabling the delivery of innovative designs in the built environment, manufacturing and process sectors..

In addition, they regularly carry out fire risk assessments, as well as DSEAR/ATEX evaluations for industrial sites managing explosive atmospheres. Experienced engineers at RUSHBROOK regularly design fire detection and fire alarms systems, local application & room flooding fire suppression systems, automatic sprinkler installations for a wide range of occupancies, from high technology cleanrooms to warehouses, offices and domestic properties. Applying local and international standards, including BS, NFPA, FM, ISO and China's GB codes.

RUSHBROOK's survey and risk engineering capabilities are recognised world-wide, and are regularly used by leading equipment manufacturers, underwriters and advisers in the insurance market.



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