An award-winning mixed-use development, the 12.8 acre Battersea Reach scheme has transformed a derelict brownfield site on the banks of the river Thames into a vibrant new urban quarter.
The 17-storey development is situated on the Thames and comprises residential apartments and around 30,000 sq ft of commercial space, including offices, shops, restaurants and bars. The complex has already become a striking waterside landmark, offering panoramic views across the Thames, and its 300 metre riverside walkway and award-winning landscaped gardens add to its aesthetic and lifestyle appeal.
Implementing a fire safety installation for such a large and multi-purpose development is a complex undertaking and FDS Contracting (FDS) was brought on board thanks to the company’s expertise in substantial mixed use schemes.
The company designed, supplied and installed a fan-assisted smoke venting system (FAS) to the main building comprising a single shaft for each core, serving 12 and nine lobbies respectively. In order to minimise the amount of space required by the FAS and deliver a flexible approach to the location of the shafts FDS adopted a creative approach and provided an effective solution that met all mandatory approvals.
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