The London Wall Place
Following the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower, significant changes within building regulations we’re introduced, and it brought attention to issues with fire safety in high-rise buildings, in particular in new builds.
Project: The London Wall Place
Location: Barbican, London EC2Y 5AU
Sector: Commercial Office Space
Product Specification: RapidFit Hinged Riser Door system, metal-faced beaded, double-leaf units tested meet a 1-hour fire rating.
Project value: Circa of £4k – £5k
The London wall place comprises of several multi-storey buildings, including residential, commercial, and retail spaces. The office development consists of a 16-story tower with floor plates of circa 12,000 sq’ft completed to cat ‘A’ and has a striking vertical glazing and a spectacular triple-height space on the top floor.
Riser doors are typically located within riser shafts and are used to provide access to the building’s plumbing and electrical systems, elevators, staircases, and other utilities. These doors are important for safety and maintenance purposes, as they allow building maintenance personnel to access these systems and utilities as and when needed.
The specific design and location of riser doors within a building can vary, depending on the size, use, and layout of the building, Access Panels Direct worked alongside a prestigious interior design contractor to help finalise on key requirements on this project. With over 50 years of reputable service provision in ceilings, partitions, and suspended ceilings, the project was awarded to deliver several riser doors to fit the clients requirements.
The specification and supply was to meet a 1-hour fire-rating, all of which we’re metal-faced beaded frame doors supplied with a 3-point locking system. These thick, double-leaf units included the RapidFit Hinge system; which allows for a quick and easy installation process.