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Circus Street

Circus Street, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 9QF

The Circus Street site in Brighton includes 142 affordable and private homes, 450 student accommodation bedrooms, 30,000 sq. ft of office space and food, drink and retail units. Circus Street is just a pebble’s throw away from all of the action in central Brighton – the North Laine area, Brighton Dome, the Lanes and the seafront – and a 10-minute stroll from the station, with its high-speed connections to London and Gatwick.

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Circus Street, located in Brighton, Sussex, underwent a significant redevelopment project aimed at transforming the area into a vibrant and contemporary urban space. Safety and compliance with stringent fire safety regulations were top priorities for the project. This case study highlights the successful collaboration between Circus Street and Rapid Access Ltd, a leading supplier of fire-rated access panels in accordance with BSEN 1634-1: 2008 and BSEN 1363-1:1999.


1. Fire Safety Compliance: Circus Street redevelopment required access solutions that complied with strict fire safety regulations, ensuring the safety of the occupants and the protection of the property.

2. Utility Access: Efficient and secure access to utility systems, including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and telecommunications, was essential for the functionality of the modern urban development.

3. Architectural Integration: The project emphasized the preservation of the property's modern and stylish architectural design. Access solutions needed to seamlessly blend with the building's aesthetics while meeting fire safety requirements.


Rapid Access Ltd, renowned for their expertise in access solutions, was chosen to address the specific requirements of Circus Street. The solution included the installation of fire-rated access panels designed to meet the following key criteria:

1. Fire Rated Access Panels: Rapid Access Ltd provided access panels that met the fire safety standards set by BSEN 1634-1: 2008 and BSEN 1363-1:1999, ensuring the safety and protection of the property and its occupants.

2. Efficient Utility Access: The fire-rated access panels allowed for swift and secure access to utility systems, enhancing operational efficiency and ensuring fire safety compliance.

3. Architectural Harmony: The access panels were meticulously customized to blend with the modern architectural design of Circus Street, preserving the property's contemporary appeal while meeting stringent fire safety standards.

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The installation of fire-rated access panels by Rapid Access Ltd was executed in close collaboration with the project management and construction teams overseeing Circus Street. The project was managed with minimal disruption to ongoing operations, ensuring a seamless integration of utility access within the development while meeting fire safety requirements.


The partnership between Circus Street and Rapid Access Ltd exemplified the successful integration of utility access solutions that met stringent fire safety standards into a large and contemporary urban redevelopment project. The installation of fire-rated access panels not only met functional needs but also contributed to the overall success of the Circus Street development in Brighton, Sussex, ensuring the safety and protection of its occupants. This case study underscores the importance of selecting the right access solutions provider to meet the unique requirements of complex urban redevelopment projects while adhering to strict fire safety regulations.

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