The sky’s the limit

Colt has been appointed to provide smoke extraction technologies for the tallest residential project in Europe, Pan Peninsula, next to London’s Canary Wharf. Colt will supply ventilation and smoke extraction for the basement car park and a smoke shaft system for the main body of the building.
Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Ballymore, the Pan Peninsula project will boast the most luxurious penthouses ever launched on the London market, each costing in the region of £10 million. The project is due for completion in 2009 and Colt’s smoke extraction systems will be installed next year.

The Colt smoke shaft system will be fitted in the two impressive towers, home to 762 apartments, reaching 40 and 50 storeys into London’s skyline. The system will ventilate the common corridors at each level, providing powered inlet and exhaust, with reversible fans to cater for all fire conditions. The system will also be used at reduced flow rates to flush through the corridors on warm days. A Colt EN OPV smoke control system, the most advanced on the market, will control this technology. In the buildings’ car park, Colt is providing a ventilation system to dilute and extract exhaust fumes in normal use and to remove smoke in the event of a fire.

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