LIV Sheffield, Student Accomodation

A unique system for a unique building

About this project.

Sertus were commissioned to provide a hybrid smoke ventilation system with environmental cooling
Valeo Management
Associated Architects
ISG plc
M&E Contractor
T Clarke
Education and Public Sector
Who are TClarke?
Founded in 1889, TClarke is a nationwide building services contractor offering a complete range of M&E, Technologies, Infrastructure, Residential & Accommodation and FM services from 19 locations.
A unique opportunity to deliver a life safety system for a world class study facility.
Initial Brief

Sertus were approached to work closely with key stakeholders on the project and deliver a smoke ventilation system that answered all the technical specifications, particularly addressing the risk of contamination on the top three levels due to an extended corridor stretching over 40 metres.


The challenge we faced on this project was the task of protecting the 40m extended corridor on the top three floors which presents a significant risk of smoke contamination. To mitigate this risk, Sertus installed a two-Pod hybrid system which was a reversible natural-inlet-mechanical-extract system with the mechanical Pod closest to the location of the smoke extracting with the other shaft being used as a natural inlet shaft.

Outcome of the project

The hybrid ventilation system was fully commissioned in May 2020, providing the corridors with both environmental and smoke ventilation ready for the fresh intake of students.

A unique system for a unique building.

Learn how this system protects the students at LIV Sheffield from the danger of smoke contamination.
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Key components
Shaft Louvre Damper - Residential (SLD-R)
Roof Single Leaf - Residential (RSL-R)
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