Interiors Manchester residential development chooses SE Controls O

ne of Manchester’s latest high rise residential developments, Cambridge Street, is using smoke control systems

from SE Controls to provide a safe environment for residents, by ensuring escape routes are kept clear of smoke in the event of a fire. Designed by Hodder & Partners and

constructed by developer-contractor, Renaker Build Ltd, the new building stands on a previously derelict 0.35 hectare site and now provides 282 private rental apartments within two towers, which stand 19 and 28 storeys above ground level. With such a large number of apartments at

Cambridge Street, fire safety is an essential consideration of the building’s design with the smoke control system being an integral part of the solution. Each tower has its own escape staircase at the

centre of the structure, which is protected by SE Controls smoke ventilation and control systems. These systems are code compliant to Building Regulations Approved Document B, as the travel distance from each apartment is less than 7.5 metres. Every floor of each tower is fitted with an

automatically opening smoke vent door, leading to a dedicated smoke shaft, which

includes a SHEVTEC automatically opening louvre at roof level. This allows smoke and hot air to be vented and ensures corridors and escape routes are kept clear. On the top floor of each block, an additional corridor roof vent is also incorporated as part of the design, which is controlled by a dedicated SHEVTEC control panel. The smoke vent doors use SE Controls

actuators, which are compliant with BS EN 12101, and these are controlled by a series of OSLoop controllers that provide instant response in the event of a fire to ensure the appropriate doors are opened, allowing smoke to escape. Cambridge Street, is also installed with SECloudlinkTM, a remote services solution from SE Controls that uses 4G communications technology to constantly provide system status information, allowing data to be displayed remotely to enable facilities and building managers to monitor the building’s smoke control system. Michael Scrimshaw, Business Development

Manager for SE Controls said: “Cambridge Street has rapidly become an iconic landmark on Manchester’s skyline with its white tile cladding contrasting with the red brick of adjacent listed

buildings. We’re delighted to have been involved with the project, as Renaker Build has delivered a high quality apartment building, which is an attractive proposition in the growing private rental sector.”

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Luceco lights new education facilities in Dubai A

mity Group have chosen Luceco to provide an energy efficient LED lighting solution for a new

educational establishment in Al Quasis, Dubai. Luceco delivered a complete lighting solution for both the interior and exterior of the school’s facilities. Amity School Dubai is designed to meet the highest standard of education, offering learning that is interdisciplinary, engaging, and challenging. With an ideal location, situated in the

Al Qusais School Zone, the facility covers a 14-acre area featuring light filled, modern buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. Dedicated spaces within the education facility are used for learning enrichment programs such ICT, Art, and Music. The Library provides a range of learning opportunities where students can have access to various resources, as well as information technology. LuxPanel luminaires and Platinum Downlights were installed in classrooms and assembly rooms and IP65 rated LuxPanels were used in laboratories. Supplied with remote 'plug and play' drivers, available in standard fixed output, dimmable and

Externally, recreation areas, the swimming

pool and sports courts were lit with commercial floodlights and Atlas bulkheads, bollard fittings and buried up lighters, provided the amenity lighting around building. Atlas provides an alternative to traditional

28 and 38-watt 2D compact fluorescent fittings. Atlas luminaires can be installed with an integral microwave sensor to further reduce energy consumption. With the corridor function selected, the sensor adjusts the light level to 10 per cent of the normal level when the outdoor space is unoccupied. Finally, commercial grade floodlights from

emergency options, high efficiency LuxPanels boasts a market leading efficacy of 152 Lm/cW and are quick and easy to install with no maintenance requirements.

Luceco were used at Amity School Dubai. Die-cast aluminium housing, asymmetric polycarbonate lenses with toughened glass and pre-wired with H05RN-F rubber cable all contribute to the benefits of this exterior luminaire. Available in 50-220W, 5200 to 23,000 Lumens achieving 105Llm/W, these commercial grade floodlights provide illumination for many external applications, commonly replacing HID fittings.

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