Potters Court, Southampton

Integrated facade AOV system with full smoke and environmental control

About this project.

The development at Wimpson Lane in Maybush, known as Potters Court, provides 84 extra care apartments and 15 general needs flats for the over-50's. Sertus worked with Drew Smith to deliver a multi facited smoke ventilation across multiple packages to ensure that the smoke ventilation system worked harmoniously, integrating with the Building Management System (BMS).
Client
Southampton City Council
Architect
KSA
Main Contractor
Drew Smith
M&E Contractor
George Brough
Sector
Care Home
GDV
£23,000,000
Who are Drew Smith Homes?
Drew Smith have been building quality homes for over 25 years, a success that has been built on traditional values. They pride themselves not just on building new homes, but creating beautiful places.
Integrated facade AOV system with full smoke and environmental control.
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Initial Brief

The development at Wimpson Lane in Maybush, known as Potters Court, provides 84 extra care apartments and 15 general needs flats for the over-50's.

This low-rise development required a natural ventilation system to protect the residents, some of whom suffer from limited mobility and cognitive impairment.

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Challenge

This project posed the challenge of designing a facade ventilation system which met the building's BREEAM ratings and also interfaced with the comprehensive facade glazing specification.

The patent glazing system specified for the building had tolerances of only two millimetres which meant that each Sertus unit had to arrive on site manufactured to perfection.

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Outcome

Sertus worked with Drew Smith to deliver multi-faceted natural smoke ventilation system which required coordination across multiple packages to ensure that the smoke ventilation system worked harmoniously.

The Sertus Networked Control System (CNS-R) integrates with the Building Management System (BMS) to allow for interfacing with smoke detection and environmental cooling.

The products we used
Façade Louvre Blade – Residential (FLB-R)
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Networked Controls System - Residential (CNS-R)
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Roof Single Leaf - Residential (RSL-R)
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Firefighter's Vent Override Switch (CAS-R | FVOS)
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