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LWF were engaged as part of the design team to develop a fire engineering strategy for the feasibility and design of Camden Town station on the Northern Line of the rail network. This design involved development of station facilities as well as development of a commercial and retail area above and adjacent to the station. Our services included review of normative standards and where these were inappropriate, or where the requirements were restrictive to the design, using fire-engineering principles to define alternative solutions.
Fire Risk Assessments / Determination of Risk Management
London Underground network
We have been engaged to undertake extensive fire risk assessments of approximately 65% of all stations on the London Underground network. The approach was to set standards and philosophy for risk management and to compare normative requirements with actual risk and to make recommendations in this respect. The application of engineering interpretation, particularly considering the special risks associated with sub-surface tunnels and large volumes of people were implemented.
Fire Safety Compliance Inspection
Jubilee and Northern and Piccadilly lines
We were engaged to undertake detailed inspections of all stations on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines of the Underground network (approximately 35% of the entire system). We set up systems and databases for fire precautions records and undertook compartmentation and systems audits for these stations. Work schedules were compiled for deficiencies and post construction inspections undertaken.
London Underground Limited Buildings Portfolio
Our work with the rail transport organisations of London include the fire safety management of their buildings portfolio, both used directly by the organisation and leased to other companies. The portfolio is very extensive and includes commercial, retail, residential and other uses such as railway arch accommodation. We have also and are currently managing the installation of fire safety works such as fire alarm system design and installation for the Headquarters building at St James Park, London.
Fire safety risk to life and property on an underground rail transport system are very specific to the function and confined nature of the stations and tunnel complexes. Our fire development prediction and passenger / staff evacuation modelling have great potential to the design and management processes of sub-surface rail systems.
To discuss in more detail any of the above projects or any project not listed above please call 0800 410 1130.