WLS was brought into the project by electrical contractor, Cilantro, to install fire detection and alarm systems in the communal areas of two four-storey apartment blocks, a ten-storey block and a 16-story block, along with the commercial accommodation at ground floor level in each building.

The project included interfacing the smoke detection and fire alarm system with the automatic opening vents (AOVs) on the upper floors, the smoke dampers, the access control system, the sprinkler systems, the lifts, the mechanical plant and the building management system (BMS).

Key Facts

Client: Cilantro Engineering

  • Lendlease has been working in partnership with Southwark Council
  • £2.3 billion regeneration of London’s Elephant & Castle
  • Elephant Park includes 3,000 new homes, 50,000 sq ft of work-space more than 50 new shops, restaurants and cafes, and two acres of new parkland
  • The project has involved demolishing some of the older housing stock to make way for a new ‘village’

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