Olympic House Belfast is the future of workspace - 146,000 sq. ft. of Grade A, BREEAM Excellent office accommodation located in central Belfast’s Titanic Quarter Designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of employees – a place where they will love to work.
G.S Stothers were responsible for the installation, including the electrical wiring and commissioning of the natural and mechanical smoke ventilation systems. This included a car park heat and fume exhaust system.
We were responsible for the installation, including the electrical wiring and commissioning, of the natural and mechanical smoke ventilation systems. This included a car park heat and fume exhaust system.
Natural smoke ventilation uses the natural buoyancy of the hot gases to drive the smoke flow through the ventilators. Such systems often have a dual function and provide both smoke ventilation and day to day ventilation. An alternative option is mechanical smoke ventilation, which relies on mechanical extraction through fans. This project required a combination of both natural and mechanical systems due to the design of the building.
The nature of Olympic House meant that smoke extraction via natural ventilation is not possible due to the design of the car park, and a mechanical ventilation system needed to be installed. This systems is independent of the other ventilation systems and is designed to operate at 10 air changes per hour, in the event of a fire.
Smoke ventilation systems are designed to provide clear smoke-free access for fire fighters to tackle the seat of the fire or to protect means of escape from the car park and ventilation is also required to control build-up of vehicle exhaust fumes or spilled fuel when the facility is in general use.