Battersea Reach Luxury Apartments
Project title: Battersea Reach
Client: Briggs and Forrester MEP
Battersea Reach, providing one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as three bedroom penthouses, is an award-winning development with a dramatic series of waterfront buildings that cascade towards the river’s edge, providing breathtaking views across the river to Chelsea Harbour.
Battersea Reach, SW18, is well located and provides good connections to Waterloo train station, Fulham, Chelsea, Battersea and Wandsworth. The apartments sell for around £700k up to £2m+.
Group SCS’s proven solution to smoke ventilation in high rise residential buildings is the UniForce mechanical smoke extract shaft system.
UniForce operates by utilising roof-mounted fans at the head of a smoke shaft situated within the apartment block’s lobbies. The shaft is mounted with a series of smoke dampers, and these – along with the fans – are controlled by a series of zone control panels and a main FAB panel located at the top of the building. These controls are linked to smoke/heat detectors and also to pressure sensors, to ensure air pressure doesn’t cause escape route doors to be held shut.
The system is accessible via a 5” HMI touchscreen on the ground floor, along with a series of fireman’s override switches throughout each stairwell.
Three such systems were specified and installed, protecting the lives of hundreds of residents and enabling easier fire fighter access should a blaze break out within the building.
UniForce Mechanical Smoke Extract Shaft System
Roof-mounted fans at the head of a smoke shaft situated within the apartment block’s lobbies.
Smoke dampers and fans controlled by zone control panels and a main FAB panel located at the top of the building.
Control panels linked to smoke/heat detectors and pressure sensors to ensure access to escape route doors.
System is accessed via a 5” HMI touchscreen on the ground floor and fireman’s override switches throughout each stairwell.
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