Fire consultancy FDS Consult has provided a fire strategy for a new “cultural hub” in Greenwich.
Designed by architects Squire and Partners, Greenwich Creekside comprises of four modern buildings ranging from eight to seventeen storeys high. The project is part of a major development in Greenwich set to form a “cultural hub” that will be home to luxury residential apartments alongside artists’ studios, shops, bars, and offices.
FDS Consult designed a solution that provided effective escape routes, whilst maintaining the open floor plans throughout the buildings. The escape route solution deviated from the layout and systems proposed by the guidance documents. However, according to the company the solution superseded safety requirements.
The strategy included the resolution of extended travel distances in both residential and commercial spaces. To achieve this, FDS employed extensive CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling to demonstrate that its solution would meet all requirements.
FDS Consult’s solution also enabled the removal of sprinklers from the basement, the reduction of compartmentation required between ground floor and underground car park and the elimination of the need for costly ventilation in lobby.
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