Birchwood Park Reception Area


Welcome to our Birchwood Park update hub.

Here you will find up-to-date information about the build, plus our latest blogs, videos and photographs. Contact us to book your Birchwood Park testing.

Birchwood Park is Warringtonfire’s brand-new fire resistance testing facility in Warrington. Construction is going well and we're on schedule for completion in Q3 2024, with the 1st day of business in Q1 2025.

What do you need to know? 

  • Our fire resistance capabilities are relocating to 104,000 sqf facility 4.4m NE of current site. We will be doubling capacity in the short term, with the potential to triple capacity in the medium term.
  • Our current site at Holmesfield Road is set to become our UK centre of excellence for Reaction to Fire.
  • This move and redevelopment represents the largest single capital investment in Element’s history and is in response to customer feedback and industry challenges.
  • Over 50 new jobs will be created in our testing, technical and certification teams.

We’ve been listening to you, our customers, and taking time to understand your challenges.

Demands for testing are continuing to grow, due to:

  • Increasing regulatory requirements
  • The introduction of additional standards
  • The rising importance of third-party certification and product assurance
  • The need for shorter testing lead times.

We’ve worked with our teams to ensure that the new site works more efficiently including:

  • Larger preparation areas to improve workflow.
  • Higher quality and more accessible customer reception and viewing areas.
  • New facility represents an almost 80% increase in size over existing facility.
  • Employing 50 new experts across testing, technical and certification.


Site Tour

See the latest developments at our new site in Birchwood Park.

Construction is going well at our new fire resistance testing laboratory in Birchwood Park, Warrington, and we are excited to share updates with you.

The new laboratory will offer fire resistance testing for doors, glass and glazing, fire stopping, suspended ceilings, floors, structural steelwork protection, smoke curtains and components, walls and partitions, and much more.

Watch our video to see the latest developments.

Birchwood Park Preparation Booths

Why Choose Warringtonfire

Our engaged experts are leading technical authorities in their fields, with many sitting on committees for government and industry associations, helping to shape the future of the industry.

As well as this, our certification schemes have been serving the industry for decades, with our installer scheme FIRAS recently celebrating its 30 year anniversary

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