Actionair products form fire safety system in grade II listed building

A spectacular and unique grade II listed building in the City of London has recently been refurbished into a beautifully designed hotel for an international luxury hospitality company. The building features a stunning colonnaded façade behind the hotel and residences, neighbouring a major World Heritage Site, other notable landmarks, business hubs and cultural destinations.

Actionair – market leading manufacturer of fire dampers and controls in the UK – worked with project consultants to produce the redevelopment’s designs, of which SmokeShield and HotShield dampers, controlled by the ActionPac LNS4 Control Panel System were selected to form part of the building’s fire protection system. It was during these discussions that Actionair developed an outline design for the damper control system which incorporated the main LNS4 panel to be linked to a specially designed fireman’s override panel – a bespoke design developed by Actionair to meet the specific requirements of the project.

In a fire emergency, it is vital that automatic smoke and fire dampers installed in a building respond immediately to either contain smoke and fire, preventing the spread across the building, or open to allow smoke extraction to take place. The ActionPac LNS4 system represents the latest evolution of damper control that has been designed with the user in mind, offering an advanced tool that simplifies installation and operation of dampers.

This project has been a prestigious development in the heart of London. Actionair were fortunate to be able to assist consultants with initial design concepts and then further develop the final design to deliver a market leading life safety system.
— Andrew Collard, Actionair Product Manager

Andrew Collard, Actionair Product Manager, said: “The design was further developed when we were awarded the contract for the supply of dampers and damper controls. At this stage, the final cause and effect requirements for the building and control system was passed to consultants for the final designs to be completed.

"The final system design incorporated the main LNS4 panel, the fireman’s override panel and links used to control the fans which instigate smoke clearance, along with Actionair’s SmokeShield and HotShield dampers – thus providing a complete smoke control package for the end user.

At Actionair, we pride ourselves on our ability to design products, whose preliminary task is to protect buildings, but whose ultimate test is to save lives. Our testing and product development programmes mean that we are able to offer innovative, tested, and fully integrated life safety systems for our customers.
— Kevin Munson, Managing Director

Actionair’s involvement in this prestigious project illustrates the reliable, trustworthy and, ultimately, lifesaving services and products provided to buildings and its occupants.

Cover photo by Elisa Rolle CC