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
Client
Valeo Management
Architect
Associated Architects
Contractor
ISG plc
M&E Contractor
T Clarke
Sectors
Education and Public Sector
GDV
£33,000,000
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 world class study facility at the heart.
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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.

2
Challenges

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.

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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
Roof Mechanical Pod - Residential | Smoke & Environmental (RMP-R | SE)
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Roof Mechanical Pod - Residential | Air Inlet (RMP-R | AI)
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Shaft Louvre Damper - Residential (SLD-R)
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Roof Single Leaf - Residential (RSL-R)
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Networked Controls System - Residential (CNS-R)
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