Fire Design Solutions’ expertise secures large Southbank appointment

The expertise of award-winning fire safety system design and installation contractors Fire Design Solutions (FDS) has seen it appointed to one of London’s most exciting new residential developments.

The contract will see FDS work with property developer St James, part of the Berkeley Group on the exclusive Riverlight development on London’s South Bank.

Designed by world renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the site will feature more than 800 apartments, as well as restaurants, bars and leisure facilities.

The FDS team is tasked with the design and installation of residential sprinkler, mechanical smoke venting and fire alarm systems for three of the development’s blocks, which will stand between 12 and 20 storeys high. Once complete, the buildings will house apartments, penthouses, a gym and swimming pool and car parking facilities.

Gerard Sheridan, Chairman at FDS, said:

“The Riverlight development will form an exciting new addition to central London’s skyline and we’re delighted to have been appointed by the St James team.

“This is a large project, but with our team’s knowledge and experience of the design and installation of smoke venting and sprinkler systems we’re well placed to deliver the appropriate levels of protection for the residential elements of the project.”

FDS is due to complete installation works in two of the blocks in May 2014, with the third block following in early 2015. The completed Riverlight development is set to open in September 2017.