Fire Design Solutions to provide smoke ventilation systems for East London regeneration project

Following a recent appointment by Galliard Construction Limited, award-winning smoke ventilation contractor Fire Design Solutions (FDS) will provide a number of its innovative systems for the residential element of an exclusive new London development.

Located on Caxton Street North in East London’s Canning Town district, the Royal Gateway project will consist of five contemporary apartment buildings, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies and open living spaces. The development will also host a large commercial space offering nearly 27,000 square feet of affordable rental spaces.

Over the coming months FDS will supply, install and commission mechanical smoke ventilation systems for the residential blocks in order to meet the required fire safety standards, while corridor environmental systems will be used to mitigate heat in the buildings’ common corridors in day to day operating conditions. The FDS team has also been called upon to provide car park smoke ventilation systems, maximising safety for the development’s future occupants.

Speaking on FDS’ appointment, Robin Hawkins, Construction Director at Galliard Construction said:

“By working with the team at FDS we’ve been able to ensure that the Royal Gateway development will be provided with the most appropriate smoke ventilation solution, while also effectively regulating the temperature of common areas.”

Gerard Sheridan, Chairman at FDS added:

“We’re delighted to have been appointed to this project, particularly as it represents the ongoing regeneration of such a vibrant area of London.

“In cases such as this, our experts can work directly with the project’s fire design consultants and the end client to provide systems which not only meet fire safety requirements, but can also offer further benefits, including improved resident comfort.”

FDS’ work on site is ongoing, with residential occupations due to begin in Q3 2016.