The Leadenhall Building
Commercial Offices :The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street also known as The Leadenhall Building, a prestigious commercial skyscraper some 225m high situated in the heart of the City of London’s financial district. Opening in July 2014 the building boasts 48 floors with 5000 sq. ft of office accommodation.
TechniFire Solutions have been the incumbent fire safety engineers for the past 4 years providing maintenance and design services for the fire protection systems in the building. Systems include fire alarm detection, fire alarm graphics, public address, voice alarm, fire gas suppression, aspirating systems, leak detection, fire dampers and fire curtains, all of which are linked to a building wide distributed fire alarm network.
Upgrades, Fit-Outs and Cause & Effects
With the building at full occupancy consisting of insurers, bankers, architects and engineers including trading floors, data suites, event space, restaurants and retail, maintaining the fire protection systems is a complex undertaking. TFS as specialist in the maintenance and design services, provide a team of experienced engineers and designers capable of supporting this multifaceted set of scenarios.
As tenants come and go the fire protection system is upgraded accordingly. Tennant floors are stripped back to a CAT A fit-out in preparation for a new incoming tenant or an existing tenant expanding as they require more space. Requirements are very specific.
A typical requirement is for specialist systems such as fire gas suppression, coupled with aspiration units and leak detection for important MER or CER areas. The installation is carried out with minimal impact on existing tenants and little or no effect on the day to day function of the building. The systems are seamlessly integrated into the existing fire protection systems setup. The Fire alarm graphics is upgraded, and the cause and effect testing and commissioning is carried out in compliance with all BS Codes of Practise and current regulations. Careful planning in conjunction with the principle contractor and the building management ensures all works are completed efficiently and safely, keeping any disruption to a minimum.