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Compartmentation, Smoke Control and Protected Means of Escape


Coopers Fire have worked with the British Museum for a few years as they were heavily involved with the installation of multiple fire curtains in the new extension from 2014 to 2015.
As a result of this relationship, Coopers were asked to replace the smoke curtains installed by another manufacturer on the Central Reading Room in the main entrance hall to the British Museum. The Reading Room is the large circular building as you enter the museum, under the striking and beautiful glass roof.

The smoke curtains over each window around the Reading Room were not operating as they should be or in some cases, not at all. In order to rectify this and as part of Coopers Fire ongoing service and maintenance with the British Museum, Coopers Fire designed bespoke
smoke curtains to replace the existing ones.


Due to the shape of the Reading Room and how the previous smoke curtains had been installed it required Coopers to design a bespoke smoke curtain to fit within the window recess and run within the small channels between the walls. We were unable to make any structural changes to the walls, making the design and installation quite a challenge.
A total of 15 active smoke curtains running in existing side guides were installed bringing a minimum of disruption to the museum. There were no alterations to the structure itself in removing the redundant smoke curtains and replacing with the new Coopers Fire bespoke products. The bespoke design incorporated features to allow the smoke curtain to be easily serviced and maintained within the confined space.



Coopers are able to offer bespoke solutions for fire and smoke curtains for all building types and applications. In this instance, Coopers were able to apply years of experience in the industry to ensure an alternative product was designed and installed and working correctly, with future back up guaranteed from the Coopers service team.

Coopers Fire are the only fire and smoke curtain manufacture with third party certification for product, installation and service. The result of this means the product is compliant, it is correctly installed by Coopers trained installers, leaving you safe in the knowledge it can be correctly serviced and maintained by Coopers trained Service engineers.
Coopers fire and smoke curtains are recognised as the modern alternative to firewalls, fire doors and glazing, giving designers the freedom to design modern, open plan spaces without compromising fire safety.
Coopers Fire is a turnkey business, offering the customer a product and service with full provenance. Coopers Fire designs, manufactures, tests, installs and maintains all its fire curtains from our business premises in Havant, Hampshire.

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Coopers Fire designed bespoke smoke curtains to replace existing smoke curtains that were originally installed by another manufacturer

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Mono MK5 (Controller for a Single Smoke or Fire Curtain)

The Mono (MK5) Controller is a control system option for a single Smoke or Fire Curtain. The MK5 system uses Smoke / Fire Curtains with 24Vdc permanent magnet electrical motor fitted with an internal 24Vdc electromagnetic brake, as standard. The MK5 offers a wide range of ancillaries / optional extras, all using simple plug / socket connections.

These tables will help assist you with the type of fire or smoke curtain product required.


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FireMaster® Concertina Fire Curtains

Compartmentation for Fire Separation


Nova is a mixed-use property development in Victoria, London SW1 and divided into Nova Southand Nova North. The development completed in April 2017 and comprises five buildings occupying the island site opposite Victoria Station bounded by Bressenden Place, Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace Road, SW1.


The 897,000 sq ft development houses world-class office space, high-quality apartments and a cluster of inventive and exciting restaurants, eateries, bars and rotating food experiences. The Nova building was designed by PLP Architecture for the client, Victoria Circle Limited Partnership (Land Securities and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board). Coopers Fire worked with the interior fit out & refurbishment contractor, Paragon to ensure the project was completed as required.



Coopers Fire installed a large, multi-faceted FireMaster Concertina Closed fire curtain on floor 12.


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The client utilising floors 12 and 13 wanted to keep an open plan feel between floors to allow a more free flowing environment for the staff. To achieve this, a bespoke staircase was designed connecting the floors.


The spiral staircase was a major feature on floor 12 and meant that staff were able to move freely between floors 12 and 13 without using the lifts.


The Concertina fire curtain was able to offer the fire separation whilst keeping the open plan design


To avoid a door and lobby at the top or bottom of the stairs for fire separation, a fire curtain was designed in conjunction with the feature spiral staircase. The FireMaster Concertina offers up to four hours fire resistance for heights to 5 metres or two hours for heights to 8 metres.



Coopers Fire were able to work with the interior fit out contractors to ensure that stringent fire regulations were met without compromising the building’s unique open plan designs.

Coopers Fire ensured that the fire curtain system remained sympathetic to the property’s design by concealing the fire curtain in the ceiling void. The interaction between the fire curtain soffit plate and the ceiling was designed so the fire curtain cannot be seen until deployed.


The FireMaster Concertina can be designed to suit an array of shapes and sizes thereby offering fire safety solutions to suit complex building designs. The FireMaster Concertina is compliant to BS 8524-1:2013, the only global fire curtain standard.

Coopers Fire is a turnkey business, offering the customer a product and service with full provenance. Coopers Fire designs, manufactures, tests, installs and maintains all its fire curtains from our business premises in Havant, Hampshire, UK.


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Coopers Fire installed a circular Concertina fire curtain around a feature staircase in this mixed use modern building.

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