The Royal Exchange

Twenty-first century smoke control for a sixteenth century building

About this project.

Working with conservation experts, this challenge was to provide protection to life through a sympathetically designed smoke control system.
Client
Oxford Properties Group
Main Contractor
Metrus
Sector
Commercial
Metrus
Metrus is one of London’s leading bespoke Property Advisors with combined assets under management valued at over £6 billion
Twenty-first century smoke control for a sixteenth century building
1
Initial Brief

The Royal Exchange in the City of London was founded in the 16th century by Sir Thomas Gresham.

A beautiful example of Corinthian architecture, it was vital that any work carried out was sympathetic to its stunning design.

2
Outcome

As specialist manufacturers, Sertus advised on the design and installation of four staircase smoke vents and controls enabling these to be fitted within the fabric of the existing roof structure.

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