New Contract: Loampit Vale

New Contract: Loampit Vale

FDS have recently secured the fire safety installation contract at Loampit Vale in Lewisham. Constructed by Barratt Homes, it is an extensive regeneration scheme that will transform the centre of Lewisham. The £150 million scheme, delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham, will deliver a state-of-the-art leisure centre along with 788 mixed tenure homes, commercial units and new cultural quarter. Due to the company’s significant track record, FDS was appointed to provide a total end-to-end solution for a fan assisted smoke venting system that included design, installation and commissioning.

FDS used their innovative approach to design and installation to provide:

  • Justification of proposed smoke venting schematic using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis to determine smoke venting requirements that will ensure the corridor is kept in tenable conditions during the evacuation period and that the staircase remains clear of smoke during fire fighting, thus achieving Building Regulations approvals
  • Reduced shaft sizes of 0.5m2, resulting in extra space on every floor of the building and saleable area for the developer
  • Significant cost savings in the materials and systems used as a result of FDS’s end-to-end service