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Client: 

FORBURY PLACE, READING FOR GALLIFORD TRY

Sector: 

COMMERCIAL OFFICES

Product: 

FireMaster® Fire Curtains with Smoke Control

Lifts and Lift Lobbies

What: 

Forbury Place is a new £38 million set of office buildings in Reading constructed by Galliford Try for the client MG Real Estate and Bell Hammer.   Phase 1 was the construction of 1 Forbury Place which was completed in the early part of 2016. This building consists of 185,000 sq ft of category A office space comprising of a ground and seven upper floors and a basement car park.

 

 

2 and 3 Forbury Place make up phases 2 and 3 consecutively of the development, resulting in 370,000 sq ft of office space by 2018.

 

Coopers Fire have worked with Galliford Try on numerous build projects and worked closely with them to ensure the fire curtains met the fire requirements and the building layout as designed by the architects Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.

 

To find out more about the Forbury Place complex, please visit the website. Read more.

How: 

There are six lifts available on ground floor to floor six and four lifts continue to the seventh floor. Fire curtains with smoke control were required over the individual lift openings.

 

Fire curtains with smoke control over a lift opening offer fire integrity and prevent smoke from spreading through the building via the lift shaft in the event of a fire on any of the building’s floors.

 

Coopers installed FireMaster fire curtains over the lift door openings on each of the ground and upper seven floors and two on the basement so a total of forty eight curtains.

 

 

An important part of the design of the building on the ground and first floor was to subtly integrate the fire curtain headbox and side guides into the lift opening. Bronze and stainless steel trim is a major feature in the lift lobby on the ground and first floors and Coopers were able to install matching stainless steel bottom tray and side guide trims to ensure the fire curtain is virtually invisible until deployed.

Benefits: 

As a manufacturer and installer that is fully project managed meant Coopers were able to ensure the final, fitted product satisfied the high quality finish required and integrated with the lift opening as per the design requirements. Coopers are Independently Third Party Certified for Product Testing and Installation.

 

Coopers fire 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. They are increasingly specified by designers as a solution for open plan designs.

 

 

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 installed multiple fire curtains with smoke control over the lifts in these new commercial offices in the heart of Reading, UK.


At Coopers, our commitment to advancing fire fabric technology has led our engineers to set the high standards that fire experts have come to expect and architects rely upon to help their designs meet fire regulations.

Cooper’s are very proud to be able to boast works already installed in the Middle East, from famous Malls including the world’s largest in Dubai, to mammoth International Airports, world famed hospitality spots and most proudly many renowned health centres and hospitals.


At Coopers Fire, we are happy to work with you to offer a current or bespoke product that results with no design compromise whilst ensuring that your building complies with all fire safety codes necessary. We too are more than happy to provide CAD drawings of all our products to help you in design phases.


Projects such as the $22 billion Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant development that is looking at a 2022 completion date, A $4.5 billion expansion of the North Marmara Highway and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, the $10 billion Istanbul Kanal, a $22 billion investment in a third airport of Istanbul and a new $2.6 billion Financial Centre covering a whopping 47 million square feet of the country's capital are just a handful of the infrastructural developments that are currently being undertaken.


Today we are seeing more of a call for open space building design as such spaces can easily cater for a lot of people, and a lot of people is exactly what Qatar will be seeing in 2022 for the FIFA World Cup. In buildings like these, Fire curtains can be the only solution. Fire Curtains help designers to replace non-loadbearing fire walls and doors, fire doors, fire rated glazing, and sprinklers to achieve modern, open plan environments that are wholly in line with stringent fire regulations.

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Client: 

FIVE GUYS, DUBAI MARINA MALL

Sector: 

RETAIL, RESTAURANTS & LEISURE

Product: 

Two-sided, Open FireMaster® Concertina Fire Curtain

Compartmentation and Protected Means of Escape

What: 

Five Guys is a global fast food chain of restaurants with a new outlet located in the popular Dubai Marina Mall in Dubai. Coopers manufactured a two sided, FireMaster open Concertina fire curtain for our distributing partner in Dubai UAE, Dosteen Doors and Shutters.
 
Dosteen worked closely with contractor, Al Tayer Stocks LLC, to ensure fire regulations were adhered to, offering the right level of fire protection to the staff and customers.
 

 
The Concertina fire curtain is installed around the main counter in the premises. The counter divides up the main restaurant from the serving area and kitchen. In the event of a fire, the fire curtain will deploy around the counter, acting as a fire break between the kitchen and restaurant.
 
As no corner posts are required for the Concertina product, it means the right angled counter remains clear of any guides and the fire curtains remains invisible from view until needed.

How: 

Coopers FireMaster Concertina is a great way to offer compartmentation between areas like a kitchen and restaurant and able to divide up these two critical areas in a public building and act as a fire break.
 
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.
 
Compartmentation and Protected Means of Escape were required as part of the fire safety solutions.
 

 
A 7770mm long by 5230mm wide, two-sided, open FireMaster Concertina was installed around the serving counter and due to its modern technology, well-engineered design and non invasive properties means it fits perfectly with this open plan, fire engineered restaurant.
 
The compact headbox was used on the Five Guys fire curtain meaning the curtain is less noticeable when installed and allows less headroom above the ceiling line.

Benefits: 

Dosteen were able to work closely with the contractors on this project to satisfy the fire regulations. As a manufacturer and installer, through Dosteen, means that the fire curtain was fully project managed so were able to ensure the final, fitted product satisfied the high quality
finish required. Coopers are Independently Third Party Certified for Product Testing and Installation.
 

 
Coopers fire 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. They are increasingly specified by designers as a solution for open plan designs.
 
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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Five Guys is a global fast food chain of restaurants with a new outlet located in the popular Dubai Marina Mall in Dubai. Coopers manufactured a two sided, FireMaster open Concertina fire curtain to offer compartmentation between areas such as a kitchen and restaurant and able to divide up these two critical areas in a public building and act as a fire break.

Coopers Fire Ltd is one of the world’s leading Fire and Smoke Curtain Barrier specialists. We design, manufacture, install and commission active fire and smoke curtain barriers, which are fully tested and certified to meet the latest product standards, as required by Building and Fire Safety Regulations.

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