SE Controls has helped provide a safe environment for residents of a new high rise development by ensuring escape routes are kept clear of smoke in the event of a fire.
The two towers provide 282 private rental apartments, standing 19 and 28 storeys above ground level. An escape staircase is available for each tower, protected by SE Controls smoke ventilation and control systems.
These systems are code compliant to Building Regulations Approved Document B, as the travel distance from each apartment is less than 7.5 metres.
Every floor of each tower benefits from an automatically opening smoke vent door, leading to a dedicated smoke shaft. The smoke shaft includes a SHEVTEC automatically opening Louvre at roof level, which allows smoke and hot air to be vented. The top floor of each block also benefits from an additional corridor roof vent, controlled by a dedicated SHEVTEC control panel.
The smoke vent doors use SE Controls actuators, which are compliant with BS EN 12101, and these are controlled by a series of OSLoop controllers that provide instant response in the event of a fire to ensure the appropriate doors are opened, allowing smoke to escape.
In addition, the buildings also feature SECloudlink, a remote services solution from SE Controls that uses 4G communications technology to constantly provide system status information, allowing data to be displayed remotely to enable facilities and building managers to monitor the building’s smoke control system.
Michael Scrimshaw, Business Development Manager for SE Controls said: “Cambridge Street has rapidly become an iconic landmark on Manchester’s skyline with its white tile cladding contrasting with the red brick of adjacent listed buildings.”
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