Phoenix Court cycle store in Purchese Street, London, NW1

I was asked by the architect to examine the proposed plans for this unusual 280-bicycle park facility with changing rooms in part of the basement of an existing 2-storey car park in Camden. I met the architect to get a complete understanding of the project and suggested a fire safety strategy which would give alternative escape routes for all plausible fire locations. This strategy, which incorporates some active fire precautions, has been accepted by the building control authority.

Client:  Paul Murphy, Architects, London W6.