Rick Roberts Way – Stratford
As part of the extensive urban regeneration of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park, Galliford Try created a substantial mixed use development at Rick Roberts Way.
The project saw the creation of 173 homes across a mixed use scheme of three apartment blocks, a crescent of terraced houses and 1,000m2 of commercial space with the intention of producing a varied and sustainable community of properties ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom townhouses.
Fire Design Solutions (FDS) was initially appointed to design, supply, install and commission a residential sprinkler system for the project by Woodford Heating Limited. The system serves 90 apartments across 13 floors in line with British Standards (BS9251:2005), which focuses on domestic sprinkler systems installed for life safety purposes.
Through taking a value engineered approach and offering a residential sprinkler system capable of utilising the blocks’ boosted cold water mains service, FDS was able to bring significant cost and space savings to the project by removing the need for an additional water tank to feed the system – allowing Galliford Try to make better use of the site’s plant room.
FDS was also contracted by electrical engineering contractor O.C.B. Electrical Limited to provide a natural smoke venting system for the project’s three apartment blocks, to allow smoke clearance for firefighting access and means of escape.
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The Rise, situated on Atlip Road in Alperton was developed by Mount Anvil and is part of an extensive regeneration programme to transform the area. The £14 million, 13-storey tower comprises both commercial space and residential apartments and creates an iconic residential tower overlooking the Grand Union Canal.
As the residential tower is over 30m tall, a sprinkler system was required to satisfy fire safety requirements and enable the building to meet the Approved Document B (ADB) inspection. However, the client needed a solution that would be both cost effective and space efficient in order to remain within budget and maximise the usable space.
Fire Design Solutions (FDS) had already been appointed by Bowmite to install a natural smoke venting system on the development and, due to FDS’s ability to offer a cost-effective and innovative solution, they extended the contract to include the residential sprinkler system and FDS installed the ‘FDS AS01 Apartment Sprinkler System’, which branches off the boosted cold water supply to each apartment.
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