After a £1million investment, Intertek, London, UK, officially opened its expanded facilities for life safety and security product testing in Leatherhead, Surrey, UK, on Nov. 24, 2011. Believed to be the largest capital expenditure project of its kind in Europe, the extended facility complements Intertek’s existing Safety, EMC, ATEX and Environmental testing facilities in the town and boosts the company’s existing global network of laboratories.

The ceremony was attended by more than 25 specially invited fire industry guests and the ribbon was cut by regional dignitary Councillor Bridget Lewis-Carr, chairman of Mole Valley Council.

The new facility includes a fire test room, smoke tunnel room, acoustic chamber, So2 test chamber, environmental chambers, vibration systems, EMC chambers and screened rooms.