A newly built hospital in Manchester for a private healthcare group has recently opened containing 6 operating theatres, 76 patient beds and 23 outpatient consulting and treatment rooms. The four-storey hospital was designed by consultants, staff and patients as part of an ambitious plan to transform the city into a global capital for healthcare.
We provided the hospital with 344 Actionair Fire Smoke Dampers and an Intelligent Control System to form part of the complex fire safety systems throughout the hospital’s operating theatres, patient recovery wards and general areas.
These dampers are designed to protect life and property from damage caused by smoke and fire. In the case of an emergency, the fully-integrated life safety system plays an extremely important role; the automatic smoke and fire dampers that are incorporated into the system. Working with the client, our engineers were able to assist in interpreting the complex cause and effect requirements, and then programme the system to ensure that in the case of a fire, the control panel directs particular dampers to close in the affected zones of the building. Engineers have designed the system with the user in mind, providing an innovative tool that has a simple means of installation and operation.