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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