Project: Fire Detection Upgrade Works
Client: Tower Hamlets Community Housing
A project instructed by Tower Hamlets Community Housing in December 2019 to improve the fire detection system at Norton House, Cannon street Tower Hamlets E1 2PL.
The four-storey property located within a predominantly residential area with local retail amenities in close proximity forms part of Tower Hamlets Community Housings property portfolio. The aim of the project was to provide a retro fit dry riser that provided the building with a compliant system in accordance with BS990:2015, BS5041:1987 and current Building Regulations.
The scope of work involved the installation of a surface mounted dry riser inlet cabinet located at the main entrance from where the system entered the building under stairs to serve the ground floor outlet valve. The riser then followed the stair contour to ceiling level below the first floor and then turn and rise to serve dry riser outlet valves to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.
Works which involved the drilling of four 127mm core holes was undertaken whilst the building remained in full occupation and as Principal Contractor consideration of tenants and neighbouring properties was a priority throughout the contract’s duration.
The target date for completion of the project was the 31st January 2020 and work was completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client, the tenants and Tower Hamlets Community Housing stakeholders.