I was asked to visit the site and give an opinion on the completion of some fire upgrading following an inspection of the building by the local fire officer who had prepared a schedule of remedial fire safety measures under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. I was able to confirm that much of the work had been completed satisfactorily and I made some recommendations for further improvements concerning ...Read On → Share
This new high specification hotel had recently been commissioned. There were three ballrooms side by side each roughly similar in size within the basement. One ballroom was nominally 17m by10m in plan area, and 6.2m high floor to ceiling. When the folding dividing walls are retracted the area becomes nominally 17m by 30m. Each ballroom could be closed off at one end by folding ...Read On → Share
Advice on fire protection offered by door in a hotel in the harbour, Aberystwyth.
A fire doorset had been installed by a contractor but not in accordance with BS 8214:1990. Having examined the plans I was able to argue that, in the particular planning context, the doorset need not be replaced without leading to an unacceptable risk to life.
Client: James Jenkins Thomas, Architects, Aberystwyth, Wales
Refurbishment of 6-storey hotel, Nottingham Place, London WC
This rundown property in a prestigious area had a single ...Read On → Share