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CASE STUDIES

For over 30 years, Coopers fire and smoke curtains have been trusted to protect the world’s most iconic buildings. To read more about how we’ve helped our clients to protect their buildings and their occupants from fire, we’ve uploaded a selection of our valued case studies.

THE GHERKIN, LONDON, UK

One of London’s most iconic and prestigious landmarks, 30 St Mary Axe, affectionately known as the Gherkin, is one the UK’s tallest and most distinctive buildings. Designed by world-renowned architect Lord Foster, the Gherkin’s unique design exemplifies a modern open plan office. However, for the open plan office to remain as the architect had intended, a unique approach to smoke and fire management was necessary to meet stringent fire regulations.

THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, UK

Inspired by Rome's Colosseum, Queen Victorias extravagant memorial to her husband, the Royal Albert Hall, has recently undergone a sixty three million pound transformation which has doubled its floor area. Since its grand opening in 1873, the hall has gained worldwide fame as a quintessentially British institution, hosting such patriotic events as Last Night of the Proms. The elliptical interior 219ft long and 185ft wide, is crowned by a 400 tonne dome, which at the time of construction was the largest in the World.

THE SSE HYDRO, SCOTLAND

Designed by leading architects Fosters + Partner, the SSE Hydro has quickly established a reputation as one of the world’s premier entertainment venues. Designed to be cutting edge, Fosters + Partners utilised a sequence of translucent cushions to form the SSE Hydro’s unique exterior walls and provide Scotland with a new, distinctive landmark.

THE VILLAGE BALGOWLAH, AUSTRALIA

The Village Balgowlah, a unique mixed use developments comprising of commercial, retail and residential buildings . The complexes commercial offices and 234 luxury apartments are serviced by a network of elevators that terminate in a common basement car park area.

TOPSHOP, OXFORD, UK

Stoneforce appointed Coopers Fire to offer a fire curtain solution for the new Topshop and Topman store in Oxford, offering a fire break around the escalator between the basement and ground floor. By installing the FireMaster Concertina meant it would provide the building with an approved, non-invasive means of fire protection that would satisfy the fire regulations as well as ensuring that the open plan design remained as intended.

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MARINA ONE, SINGAPORE

Compartmentation

NOVA, VICTORIA, UK

Compartmentation for Fire Separation

WESTQUAY WATERMARK, SOUTHAMPTON, UK

Compartmentation, Protected Means of Escape & Boundary Protection

BRITISH MUSEUM READING ROOM, LONDON, UK

Compartmentation, Smoke Control and Protected Means of Escape

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