Buildings generally have an underlying fire strategy which explains how the building should respond to fire and smoke.
View a summary of fire precautions below.
The most significant risk in a fire is often not the fire itself, but the associated smoke. Ideally the smoke's movement is restricted and ventilated away from stairwells and lobbies.
Compartmentation is designed to hold back fire and in most cases smoke to stopit spreading to other parts of the building, especially along escape routes.
FD60s fire doors on escape routes rated to provide 60 mins of fire and smoke protection
The stairs and lift are within a protected firefighting shaft rated to provide 120 mins of fire protection to the walls
Fire and Smoke Detection
Inaudible detection in the communal area activates the smoke extraction system
Independent detection and audible warning is installed within individual flats
Secure information box holds floorplans and fire precaution information
Lobby wayfinding signage indicates the floor and flat numbers in each corridor
Dry rising mains on each floor ready to supply firehoses
1100m wide firefighting escape stair to also accommodate firefighters and equipment
Protected shaft housing the staircase
Firefighting lift can be controlled by the fire service and includes backup power supplies
The stairs are additionally protected by sterile lobbies which serve the corridors
The distance from some flats to a protected area on an escape route exceeds 7.5m but this is supported by mechanical smoke ventilation
Emergency escape lighting is installed along all escape routes