citizenM, Shoreditch

Five star smoke control for a four star hotel

About this project.

Surrounded by some of London’s most creative graffiti, citizenM Shoreditch is a 216 room hotel designed by EllisMiller as part of a regeneration in the South Shoreditch Conservation Area.
Main Contractor
Concrete Architectural Assosicates + EllisMiller
Commercial - Hotel
Bouygues UK
Delivering exceptional construction over a wide range of sectors, Bouygues 'scored a brace' with this second hotel in the heart of Shoreditch.
Five-star smoke control for a four-star hotel
Initial Brief

Whilst the building has people sleeping in it and cooking carried out, as it is a hotel, it's classed as a commercial building and therefore has a simultaneous evacuation or 'all-out' policy. This means that it's required to have a firefighting core which needs protecting with smoke control, as well as any protection required for other corridors and stairways.


Sertus worked closely with EllisMiller to integrate the stair smoke ventilation into a busy roofscape to provide smoke control for means of escape and fire fighting.

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