Solution to meet required specification -Student 52, Newcastle

Student 52 is the conversion of the former Northumbria University’s Estates Department offices into studio apartments having been vacant for 2 years. Located in the centre of Newcastle City it is ideally located to meet the growing demand for student accommodation.

After starting work on site in July 2018, in late September All Saints Construction approached Fire And Smoke Solutions to develop a smoke ventilation system specification and design to meet current requirements and regulations, as the concept design had been missed this and a fast track design solution was needed.

With the emphasis on not losing any accommodation space, FASS developed a mechanical ventilation solution to enable extraction from the communal areas by re organising the space available.

Having provided All Saints Construction with a design for a system that met all the required criteria, FASS was in November awarded the additional contract to supply and install the approved system.

With a March deadline for site completion, it was essential to have all specified equipment on site quickly, and by January the extract fans and ductwork were delivered and installed, closely followed by the installation of EN12101-8 Smoke Control Dampers, a UPS System and Controls.

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Project reference list

Fire and Smoke Solutions have extensive experience covering a selection of sectors and environments including Residential, Carpark, Shopping centre, Hotel, Theme Park, Commercial & Education.

The below reference list states key details of projects we have been involved in on behalf of our clients with the specific services provided by FASS. Design advise, study & review through to supply, install, test and commission.

Sector /Type Name Develpoment Description
Car Park
Mechanical Salter Street Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of 5 level residential smoke ventilation system including car park smoke ventilation.
Mechanical 5 Bath Road Refurbishment Test Car Park system and report.
Mechanical Kingsway Hove New Build Design, supply, installation and commissioning of smoke ventilation system for 4 levels and car park.
Commercial
Pressurisation Thrale House Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of pressurisation system in 6 floor single stair office.
Custodial
Natural HMP Stocken New Build Design, supply, installation and commissioning of pressurisation system in 6 floor single stair office.
Educational
Atria/Stairwell PSCA New Build Commissioning of smoke ventilation
Atria University of Essex Refurbishment Design review and calculations for atrium smoke ventilation system.
Government
Industrial / Warehousing Military Workshop New Build CFD study of ventilation system.
Industrial / Warehousing Military Stores New Build Commissioning of natural smoke ventilation.
Hotel
Mechanical Citizen M New Build Design, supply, installation and commissioning of 10 level system.
Mechanical Belfast City Quays New Build Design & Supply of mechanical extract system with natural inlet over 8 levels.
Pressurisation 118 Warwick Road Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of pressurisation system covering 2 cores each of 12 levels including fans, attenuators ductwork dampers and controls.
Leisure
Mechanical Pure Gym Shoreditch New Build Design, supply, installation & commissioning of Basement smoke ventilation.
Mechanical East India Dock Pure Gym Refurbishment Design, supply, installation & commissioning of Basement smoke ventilation.
Leisure Legoland New Build CFD analysis of smoke ventilation of theme park attraction.
Residential
Mechanical Grafton Quarter New Build Design, supply, installation and commissioning comfort ventilation. CFD analysis of smoke ventilation.
Natural 116 College Road Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of 4 level residential system.
Residential Rickmansworth Road Refurbishment CFD analysis of extended corridor smoke ventilation system.
Mechanical 5 Bath Road Refurbishment Design and CFD analysis of smoke ventilation system. Commissioning support.
Mechanical Bradfield Close Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning 2 level residential.
Mechanical 8 Bath Road Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of 5 level residential system.
Natural Tariro House Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of natural smoke ventilation system over 3 level.
Design The Mill House Refurbishment Design review of installed provisions.
Residential High Street Watford New Build CFD analysis of as built smoke ventilation system.
Design Oceana Boulevard Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of mechanical smoke extract system over 7 levels.
Mechanical Rowlands House Refurbishment Design, supply, installation and commissioning of mechanical smoke extract system over 7 levels.
Natural Chocolate Box New Build Design, supply, installation and commissioning of natural smoke ventilation system in mixed use building.
Residential Newton Leys New Build Design, CFD modelling, supply, installation and commissioning smoke ventilation and comfort ventilation.
Residential Shoreditch Village New Build Design, supply, installation and commissioning of mechanical smoke extract system over 7 levels.
Residential Gloucester Avenue Refurbishment CFD analysis of extended corridor system.
Assisted living Tembani Court Refurbishment Design review of existing provisions & development of appropriate design for extended corridor smoke ventilation system covering 4 level residential system.
Student Accommodation Beckley Point Refurbishment CFD analysis of smoke ventilation system. Commissioning support.
Retail
Retail Kings Mall Hammersmith Refurbishment Design, supply, installation & commissioning of Basement smoke ventilation.
Retail Lidl Loading Bay New Build Design and supply smoke ventilation system to loading bay and under croft car park.
Retail Castle Point Shopping Centre Refurbishment Design review and calculations for natural mall smoke ventilation system upgrade.

Cathedral House

Client: Intelle Construction / Cathedral House, Cardiff

Project: Design, support and commissioning services to Smoke Control Systems.

Value: £38,000

Duration: 52 weeks

Details:An existing office building was converted to living accommodation with smoke ventilation required to help escapees should there be a fire in apartment.
The restricted floor area meant that a powered smoke shaft system was required to minimize floor space requirements for ventilation.
Working on a Design and Build basis including all necessary approvals Smoke Control Systems (SCS) were able to provide the system with operation automatic from smoke detectors in the lobbies.
The fan set contains duty and stand-by fan units with automatic change-over if required and the fan control panel receives duty and stand-by power supplies with automatic changeover if required.
It was not possible to install the fan set required on the roof of the building.
SCS made a suggestion which was subsequently approved and incorporated so that the fan set could be incorporated into the structure and the roof was not required.

Highbury Crescent

Client: Highbury Crescent

Project: Design, support and commissioning services to Smoke Control Systems.

Value: £56,000

Duration: 5 Weeks

Details: An existing office building was converted to living accommodation with two blocks and each block required smoke ventilation to help escapees should there be a fire in apartment.
Two independent shaft systems were required: one natural and one powered.
Smoke Control Systems (SCS) were able to provide both systems with operation of each automatic from smoke detectors in the corridors.
The fan set for the powered system contains duty and stand-by fan units with automatic change-over if required and the fan control panel receives duty and stand-by power supplies with automatic changeover if required.
By staggered commissioning and handover of floors SCS were able to help with the phased occupation of the apartments.
A feature of the project was the very restricted spaces and there was a challenge concerning a lobby on the top floor of the block incorporating the natural system.
SCS made a suggestion which was subsequently approved and incorporated so that the top floor is a more user-friendly space.

Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Client: Lorne Stewart- Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Project: Design, support and commissioning services to Smoke Control Systems.

Value: £64,000.00

Duration: 10 weeks

Details: Working in partnership with Smoke Control Systems (SCS) provided detailed design support for smoke ventilation to the fire-fighting lobbies and stair of the fire-fighting shaft.

Ensuring equipment supplied operated in accordance with current regulations by providing a full testing & commissioning service.