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Colt involved in multi-phase regeneration plan for the iconic Battersea Power Station

Won off the back of other successfully completed projects with Skanska and Hoare Lea, Colt was chosen by Skanska to provide the smoke control solutions for Phase 1 of the Battersea Power Station regeneration project. This is only the first stage of many in the overall plan to revitalise the iconic power station and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

A particularly challenging part of this project was to provide the required 230v power and access control, both for day-to-day ventilation and emergency smoke ventilation to the corridor AOV doors, due to the complexity of the AOV doors’ operational requirements.

Due to the nature of the building, this project required a system that would protect the means-of-escape stairs and fire-fighting stairs, for which the ColtShaft mechanical fire-fighting system is designed for. ColtShaft is a mechanical fire-fighting shaft system that provides equivalent performance to a BRE shaft for the ventilation of common corridors and fire-fighting lobbies. It can therefore be considered to meet the recommendations of Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document B, BS 9991 and BS 9999 for ventilation of stair cores.

Under design conditions with the lobby doors open, ColtShaft provides a ventilation rate similar to the BRE shaft, but it also offers the benefit of being a lot smaller, providing 20% of the BRE Shaft footprint.

Watch our video which describes how ColtShaft was developed and shows how it works.

Project details
  • Project name: Battersea Power Station Phase 1
  • Project Location: Battersea Power Station
  • Building Type: Power Station
  • Client Name: Skanska
  • M&E Consultant: Hoare Lea
  • Architect: Ian Simpson & de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects
  • Main Contractor: Carillion
  • M&E Contractor: Skanska

If you would like to talk to a Colt expert about a similar project or want to find out more about any of the products or systems used in this project, contact us.

Colt products installed:

ColtShaft, Push Pull systems Blocks A,B & F. levels vary from A-11, B-12 & F-15 floors.

Natural corridor AOV doors Blocks C,D,E & G1. Levels vary from C-14, D-16, E-17 & G1-15 floors

Natural ADB Shafts Blocks G2,H,I,J,K & L Levels vary from G2-7, H-8, I-8, J-8, K-8 & L-8 floors

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