Kevin McKeown

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Kevin McKeown Divisional Director, Fire Safety Division

Kevin leads our national fire safety division which is a core part of our building performance engineering offering.

Kevin has significant experience in fire safety strategy development and fire engineering and has worked across multiple sectors including residential, commercial, public sector, MoD, nuclear, oil and gas, and the specialist area relating to tall towers.

The approach that Kevin and his team adopt is based on pragmatism, problem solving and commercial awareness to manage the risk of fire in the built environment. Kevin works actively with the overall design team to ensure the optimal fire safety solutions are embraced, taking into account architectural and functional objectives.

His career experience includes the fire-fighting shafts pressurisation design specification for the c1km tall observation tower within the Dubai Creek Harbour scheme, advising on the Electric Boulevard at Battersea Power Station, the fire safety strategy development for the 31-storey New City Court commercial development in London and the 29-storey Shard Place residential development in London, in addition to Victoria Gate Arcade in Leeds. At Hydrock, he and his team have worked on X1 Development's Chatham Waters scheme, the planning submission for 4 Glass Wharf in Bristol, and a new scheme for Bath University.

His early-career experience serving as a fire-fighter with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service gives Kevin additional credibility and insight when proposing fire engineered solutions to statutory bodies such as Building Control and Approved Inspectors.