Case Study: Duke of York, Victoria Street, London
The Duke of York is a busy pub in central London, used by commuters and theatre-goers alike. In 2013, the pub was demolished in order to facilitate the London Underground Victoria Station Upgrade, however the front façade directly facing Victoria Street was left in situ, as it was decided that the premises would be re-instated once the necessary ground engineering works had been completed by London Underground.
LWF was appointed by Andrews
& Boyd Consultants Ltd, who were responsible for overseeing the internal
fit out of the reinstated public house. The design and build of the shell and core was being undertaken by a
separate company, however LWF was instructed to develop a fire strategy for the
entire building, ensuring all aspects of the build were fully integrated.
The five storey building is
classed as mixed use with commercial areas open to the public located on the
basement, ground and first floors, and accommodation for approximately 6
members of staff provided on the second and third floors.
The fire strategy included the
use of a fire engineered solution to ensure an equivalent level of safety was
achieved to that outlined in the standard guidance. This allowed the design team to take full
advantage of the available floor space and resulted in an increase to the
maximum occupancy figures within the main bar areas at both ground and first
In addition to producing the fire
strategy and providing general fire safety advice, LWF attended meetings with
the design team and the Building Control Body and was involved with
negotiations with the relevant statutory authorities.
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