FDS to provide smoke ventilation for luxury residential development

FDS, Fire Design Solutions, smoke ventilation, fire safety engineering

Fire Design Solutions (FDS) has been appointed to design, supply, install and commission mechanical smoke ventilation and car-park smoke-ventilation system for a luxury residential development in West London. Redrow’s Royal Waterside project in the Park Royal area consists of 265 residences — including studios, apartments and penthouses. A range of amenities includes farmers’ markets, music venues and Michelin-starred restaurants nearby.

FDS will also provide corridor environment systems for the site to mitigate heat build-up in common corridors during day-to-day operation.

Gerald Sheridan, chairman at FDS, explains that using mechanical smoke-ventilation systems as part of an engineered fire strategy provides additional space-saving benefits — such as extended travelling distances between apartments and protected escape routes.

FDS will complete work on site in 2016.

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