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Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road
Kenley
Surrey
CR8 5NH

Tel: +44 (0)20 8668 8663 Fax: +44 (0)20 8668 8583
E-mail: fire@lwf.co.uk

Case Study: Fortnum & Mason - Fire Safety Feasibility Study, Means of Escape

Key Facts:

Client: Fortnum & Mason Plc
Contractor: Chrous Group Ltd
Architect: Jestico + Whiles
Approximate Size: 5760m2

Description of the Project:

The prestigious Fortnum & Mason department store in Piccadilly consists of refurbishment of retail space over six floors and five new restaurants. This project includes the insertion of a new four storey atrium with the intention to improve the visual links between floors and provide natural light from a new roof light and a grand helical staircase. The new insertions united the previously disparate trading floors and departments.

LWF Involvement:


LWF were appointed to prepare and undertake a feasibility study for the proposed department store. The key services provided include:

• Site visit to assess the existing building features, fire safety provision and strategy;

• Liaison with the architects to optimise the architectural layouts for means of escape and review the design team’s proposals and provide preliminary feedback and options;

• Define performance criteria for smoke control, fire alarm, suppression and fire related systems;

• Advice on fire separation issues;

• Provide feasibility study and prepare a Fire Engineering Impact Report.




  
 


 

For further information regarding this project or the services that LWF provide please contact:
Peter Gyere – Marketing Manager
Lawrence Webster Forrest
Legion House
Lower Road
Kenley
Surrey CR8 5NH

TEL: +44 (0)20 8668 8663
FAX: +44 (0)20 8668 8583

Email: p.gyer@lwf.co.u 



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