Hilson Moran’s fire engineering team was appointed to undertake two separate developments within the Greenwich Peninsula. In both cases, our solution minimised plant space requirements, maximising the lettable area and adding value to the asset.
The first completed developments at Greenwich Peninsula were awarded BREEAM Excellent and consists of two multi-storey office blocks: 14 Pier Walk and Mitre Passage. Due to the restricted floor space available for plant, an underground concrete tank with vertical turbine sprinkler pumps was required.
Both buildings have been awarded BREEAM Excellent.
The second development, which is still in design phase, NO602, consists of five residential towers surrounding a multi-storey car park. Our design will provide each apartment with residential sprinklers fed from the centralised domestic water supply.
An oxygen reduction system is being considered for the fire protection within the car park, comprising a multi-storey car stacking system. The proposed solution involves maintaining the oxygen content below the level at which most combustibles will ignite. Fresh air is compressed and then filtered, extracting the nitrogen. This produces air with a 95% nitrogen content, which is then piped at low pressure into the protected area. Room sensors report back to the control system and allow the oxygen level to be maintained at the desired level by regulating the nitrogen supply.
Client: Lend Lease Architects: Terry Farrell and Partners & Patel Taylor
Head of Fire Engineering
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