Fortnum & Mason Fire Safety Feasibility Study, Means of EscapeMay 31, 2011 12:00 am
The prestigious Fortnum & Mason department store in Piccadilly project consisted of refurbishment of retail space over six floors and five new restaurants. LWF undertook a feasibility study including fire safety provision, optimisation for means of escape and defined performance criteria for smoke control, fire alarm and fire suppression.
Client: Fortnum & Mason Plc
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 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.
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