In June 2017, the landscape of fire safety in the UK changed forever. In the intense scrutiny following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, 457 high-rise buildings across London were identified as a fire risk. 18 months later, only a small percentage of them had been made safe. Richmond & Wandsworth is one council that took a proactive approach, tackling the issue of fire safety in its multiple-occupancy buildings head-on. Sertus partnered with the council on the refurbishment of Sudbury Tower in London to delivery the smoke ventilation system as part of these improvements
The single largest challenge was to provide a seamless delivery of the smoke ventilation system to ensure that the residents, who were still living in the building during the works, experience limited disruption to their lives.
On this project, Sertus created a plug-and-play NSHEV system with minimal additional wiring requirements that outperformed expectations. Fitting into the existing window frames and supplied with full wiring schematics, the window vents were simple and speedy to install, which kept costs down and reduced disruption for residents during the scheme of works. Delivering total peace of mind for client, contractor and residents alike.