Old Admiralty

Project Title

Old Admiralty


Westminster, London


Refurb & fitout

Main Contractors

Wilmott Dixon

Project Value

£60 million

The Old Admiralty building has housed some of the country’s most famous historical figures, and was most recently occupied by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It is now the office space for 1,120 employees of the Department for Education.

Contractor, Willmott Dixon, has transformed 23,000m² of the building into a new working environment, including the upgrade of building services to introduce new mechanical ventilation and environmental controls, offering long-term office space for government officials.

Mike Hart, chief operating officer at Willmott Dixon Interiors, says, “We are proud to be tasked with such an important development. The project was delivered by an experienced team familiar with the security, logistical and technical challenges of working on high-profile London projects.”

Over 300 Cygnus alarm units were installed onsite to protect the whole building during the construction phase. Being a Grade II listed building, great care was taken to ensure the building remained safe and secure during the refurbishment process.

Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products, adds: “This high-profile project required an alarm system that could work effectively across a vast construction site to provide maximum safety and protection to workers, during and out of working hours. Our wireless fire alarm system was the ideal solution as it connects up to 480 individual units in 15 different zones.”

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