A new build, 5 floor office block.
Justification was needed for the single staircase and the means of escape.
Innovation Fire Engineering devised a bespoke fire engineering strategy to ensure design integrity with the proposed single staircase. Our strategy justified that a second staircase from the 4th and 5th floor levels was not required and we delivered cost savings to our client. We specified an ‘L5’ fire engineered fire detection and alarm system, allowing a greater degree of flexibility for utilisation of the space within the building.
In addition, our fire strategy demonstrated that the arrangement of doors into the lobbied staircase provided adequate means of escape. We provided useful advice regarding the layout of the ground floor to protect the single vertical means of escape from the building.