Queensland Terrace

Situated beside the Emirates Stadium, Queensland Terrace is a large-scale mixed use development, providing housing, restaurants, cafes, bars and offices for the area of Islington, London.

The final housing phase in regeneration works by Arsenal Football Club, the development includes more than 700 homes, with 252 being affordable. The development is also home to the new Arsenal Sports Centre, providing a space for the club’s educational and community programmes, as well as access for local residents.

Appointed to the project by main contractor Kier Construction, Fire Design Solutions (FDS) was enlisted to design, supply and install a number of fire safety systems, including mechanical smoke venting and fire alarm systems to provide means of escape and fire fighting access. By applying a value engineered approach to the design of cores 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the Southside block, FDS was able to reduce the number of smoke shafts per core from two to one, providing significant added value and benefit to the project.

Corridor environmental systems were also installed, performing the duty of day to day air venting of common corridors by utilising the smoke venting systems, saving both installation costs and space.

FDS’ final appointment was to design, supply and install a residential fire sprinkler system to satisfy British Standard 9251 requirements.

FDS also worked with Kier to overcome an installation issue, interfacing bin store extraction fans with the fire detection system to ensure that they shut down once ‘fire fighting mode’ was engaged.

Working to satisfy Building Control standards, FDS undertook extensive commissioning and system testing to ensure the high quality performance of all systems.