Admiral HQ

Project title: Admiral HQ

Location: Cardiff

Client: NG Bailey

Service: Smoke Control

Project Background

The Admiral Group operates numerous key insurance suppliers in the market, including Admiral, Elephant and Confused.com. Much like Group SCS, it is a business that believes in the importance of employee engagement and its new headquarters building is located in Cardiff, designed to accommodate 3,000 staff, with space for 120 parked cars across two basement levels.

The 240,000 sq ft Sir Robert McAlpine-developed building had a requirement for a mechanical smoke ventilation system to protect the fire fighting lobby and fire fighting stair across 16 floors. The enclosed basement car park also required mechanical ventilation – for both smoke and build up of carbon monoxide produced by car exhaust fumes.

The Project

The Client
Group SCS has a strong working relationship with M&E contractor NG Bailey based on consistent service delivery and a value engineering approach that saves money and time across the board.
Our Involvement
In this instance, we were appointed to a two-year project to install a UniForce smoke shaft system (to allow ventilation of smoke from fire fighter access areas in case of a fire) and was also tasked with creating a suitable solution for ventilating the car park based on existing design.

Our Solution

The Group SCS solution incorporated Easivent-branded Parker variable speed drives in its control panels, ensuring precise, efficient control. Both systems adopted a fire engineered approach and were designed and validated using CFD analysis.

The final car park design was unique in its approach, using transfer fans at the dead end sections of the car park; this was necessary to overcome short circuiting of the inlet and extract points which were located on the same facade of the building. Both systems were successfully demonstrated by a full scale smoke test witnessed by the client, fire brigade and building control inspector.

UniForce smoke shaft system

Parker variable speed drives in its control panels, ensuring precise, efficient control

Systems adopted a fire engineered approach and were designed and validated using CFD analysis

Final car park design was unique in its approach, using transfer fans at the dead end sections of the car park

Chris Connolly, Senior Project Manager, Group SCS:
“Admiral shares our ethos of employee engagement, so it was a pleasure to work on this landmark project”
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