Class D pressurisation system for Canary Wharf landmark development
Project title: South Quay Plaza
Location: Canary Wharf
Client: Berkeley Homes
Service: Pressurisation System
South Quay Plaza is a landmark development designed by world-leading architects Foster + Partners. The building has been designed to maximise space in the 2.6 acres of gardens that surround it, allowing sunlight to flood the gardens and provide dual aspect views for many of the apartments.
The system comprised a vertical air supply shaft serving the stairwell from Basement 3 to level 67. Two sets of run/standby pressurisation fans were installed at levels Ground and 33. The supply shaft contained 23No. Injection point openings at every third-floor level. The openings were covered with a high free area bird mesh to prevent debris ingress into the ductwork when the system was not in use. A pressure control system was used to operate the system automatically and give manual override control to the fire and rescue service
The solution was installed and commissioned by Group SCS to meet the construction program.