Sertus were asked to develop a detailed strategy for all four high rise towers that form the complex known as Portal West. Of particular importance to the main contractor were the compliance of the system and the compatibility of the controls system and equipment, especially critical given the height of the tallest tower.
There were a number of challenges facing this project. Firstly, the height of the building raised complexities with finding a compliant addressable control system due to the number of floors or zones. The height again caused the contractor challenges in finding the right mechanical extract system that could handle a large pressure drop. And again the height and phased nature of construction meant that the logistics had to be carefully planned. The contractor was looking for a specialist that could overcome these challenges and put forward a competitive but fully compliant bid.
Sertus are now on site and works are being carried out by our selected approved installer, which is proving to be a smooth process. Due the airtightness efficiencies provided by the Sertus EN12101-8 dampers, a smaller fan set within the Roof Mechanical Pod could be used, and the Sertus Addressable Control System comfortably handles this number of zones without the need for clustering or looping control panels through the building.
Site works are being carefully co-ordinated alongside the contractor's M&E team and will continue into 2022.