Case Study

Basingstoke College of Technology – design assessment, means of escape

August 9, 2010 12:00 am

The proposal for the new Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) comprised of four storeys, to contain teaching facilities for a number of different faculties. LWF was asked to provide assessment of design, means of escape design, assessment of fire risk, atrium design, assessment of fire service access and facility requirements.

Key Facts:

Client: Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)
Project Managers: Drivers Jonas
Architect: HNW
Approximate Size: 20,500 m2

Description of the Project:

The proposed new Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) building will comprise of four storeys, Ground to 3rd floor, and will contain teaching facilities for a number of different faculties including Construction, Computing, Engineering, Creative Arts, Business and Leisure, Hair and Beauty and Hospitality. The building is separated into four main teaching blocks by an atrium with bridge links between the blocks at certain levels. The central portion of the atrium will be used as a catering and flexible restaurant space with possible use
outside of normal college hours to host events and exhibitions.

LWF Involvement:

LWF are appointed to provide fire safety and fire engineering services to the project including the production of the Fire Strategy document for the proposed new building. Key services provided include:

• Assessment of design compliance with Building
Regulations functional requirements;

• Means of Escape Design;

• Assessment of Fire Risk and Risk Profiling;

• Atrium Design;

• Assessment of Fire Service access and facility requirements;

• Liaison with Client and Design Team;

• Submission of detailed report for Building Control
approval of the scheme.




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
Surrey CR8 5NH

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


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