Fire Design Solutions appointed to London skyscraper project

high-point-newigton-buttsAward-winning smoke ventilation contractor, Fire Design Solutions (FDS), is providing its expertise and systems for a new £110m residential development in London’s Elephant and Castle district.

Located on Newington Butts, the 46-storey Highpoint tower is being delivered by main contractor Mace and Mace Real-estate for Private Rental Sector (PRS) developer Realstar and social landlord Peabody.

Enlisted by building services engineers Halsion Limited, the FDS contract includes the design, supply and installation of its smoke ventilation systems for the main block and an additional six storey terrace building, as well as ventilation systems for the car park areas to remove pollutants during day-to-day operation and smoke in the event of a fire.

Gerard Sheridan, Chairman at FDS, said: “Having worked with Halsion in the past, we are aware of their exacting standards, and we’re pleased to have been selected for such a substantial project. By carrying out Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling we were able to demonstrate the efficient operation of the systems which will be installed, satisfying the relevant Building Regulations requirements.”

Ian Hanson, Managing Director at Halsion added: “By bringing FDS on to the build we were confident that the most appropriate systems would be installed, ensuring effective performance without impacting on the project’s total profitability.”

Mace’s Highpoint development is set for completion in December 2017.