Notable projects include:

St Catherine’s house
Exxon Mobil
Rolfe Judd

St Catherine’s house was a facade-retention project on Kingsway, to convert the registry office into a prestigious headquarters for Exxon Mobil. Critical success factors for the fire strategy included addressing;

  • Section 20 requirements
  • Means of escape for disabled persons
  • Integration of structure and services, using cell-form beams
  • An innovative smoke control system for the Section 20 smoke clearance

No1 City square Leeds
Shepherd Construction Ltd

No 1 city square is a landmark building in the centre of Leeds. Key components of the fire strategy included:

  • Innovative design for the atrium, using toughened glazing to achieve compartmentation performance
  • Structural fire assessment to demonstrate that 90min was appropriate for elements of structure, compared with the guidance 120min Custom-design of firefighting shaft pressurisation system
  • Assessment to enable use of PTFE
  • Design of basement car-park smoke clearance to capitalise on the ability to vent smoke through the base of sculptures in the public areas of City Square

Park House
Hamilton Associates

Park House is a high quality urban regeneration development which covers an entire city block, on a prime Oxford Street location near Marble Arch.  The dramatic, glass-roofed structure will combine exclusive retail space over 3 storeys (lower ground, ground and first floors) and 39 high specification residential apartments with 165,000 square feet of exceptional office space on the upper storeys.  The innovative Fire Strategy for the office efficiently addressed the requirements for Section 20, the ability to split the floor-plate into multiple-tenancies, a sophisticated approach to means of escape for disabled persons, and – with the atrium option – a design that achieved the required compartmentation performance using just toughened glazing as well as enabling the Section 20 smoke clearance requirements to use the atrium ventilation system.