Ahead of the curve

Fire Design Solutions ‘ahead of the curve’ with South London appointment

Award-winning smoke ventilation system contractors Fire Design Solutions (FDS) have been appointed to provide their design and installation expertise for a distinctive new South London housing development.

Brought on board by contractors Higgins Construction PLC, FDS will work on the Bermondsey-based Century House, a single curved block varying between six and nine storeys in height.

Owned and managed by the L&Q Housing Association, the 154 unit building combines private and affordable premises, including social rented and commercial spaces. The development features a generous public space, while residents are provided with a private communal garden at the centre of the scheme.

FDS’ work on the site, which is expected to conclude late 2014, will include the design and installation of mechanical and natural smoke venting systems to the building’s four cores, plus a car park extraction system.

Gerard Sheridan, Chairman at FDS, said: “We’re thrilled that Higgins Construction has appointed us to such a diverse project. By combining private, affordable and commercial units Century House will be a unique addition to the area.

“Our past experience of design and installation for residential projects will allow us to design an appropriate, value engineered solution in line with L&Q’s requirements.”

Century House

Century House