Innovation Fire Engineering Ltd

The Theatre & The Undercroft, Corby Cube, Corby

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The Theatre & The Undercroft, Corby Cube, Corby

Client – Hawkins Brown

Architect – Hawkins Brown

Construction Value – £47 million

 

The Theatre Proposal –

Innovation Fire were asked to provide a fire strategy for the theatre at the very late stages of the Corby Cube project.

Fire Issues –

Building Control required proof that the means of escape from the theatre were acceptable .

Solutions – 

Innovation Fire Engineering became involved at the very late stages of the Corby Cube project. We produced a fire strategy report, using CFD modelling, to quantify the time required to evacuate the theatre with the time it takes for untenable conditions to occur.

By developing a fire engineering solution, we were able to demonstrate to Building Control and the Fire Authority that the current smoke control system within the theatre would protect members of the public from the effects of a fire on stage.

Our involvement and speedy delivery of the fire strategy report allowed the fire safety design within the theatre to be approved, within the tight project deadline.

The Undercroft Proposal

Innovation Fire were asked to provide a fire strategy for the undercroft at the very late stages of the Corby Cube project.

Fire Issues

A smoke control system needed to be designed within the undercroft.

Solutions

Innovation Fire utilised CFD modelling to design a hybrid mechanical/natural smoke control system, using permanent natural openings already within the Undercroft. We then undertook further CFD modelling to optimise the smoke control design to provide cost savings. This resulted in us efficiently designing a cost effective smoke control system, which was acceptable to Building Control and the Fire Authority and prevented delays to the completion of construction of the Undercroft area.

Client Testimonial by Euan MacDonald, Hawkins Brown

“Innovation quickly got up to speed with a very complex building and helped us implement effective and economical strategies to satisfy the concerns of the local fire and building control officers.  I would have no hesitation in recommending their appointment to other design teams”.