Building Smoke Ventilation System AOV

Cascades Apartment Building, London Docklands E14.

Multi apartment tower block, located on the banks of the River Thames, continues to be a popular upmarket living space.

Client decided to upgrade the existing AOV system to a more suitable modern and reliable type. KM Services were consulted to design a system which would reduce maintenance issues but also meet safety requirements of a building with common hallways and various means of escape.

KM Completed overhaul of each of the AOV and automatic windows and introduced a new central safety control system for automatic operation along with an ongoing planned preventative maintenance programme.

Since completion there has been an ongoing reduction in reactive nuisance calls experienced, greater reliability and enhancement of safety achieved and an overall cost reduction achieved through regular maintenance, as opposed to purely reactive.

It was necessary to replace their Boosted Water Pump Set. KM agreed a specification and installed them. The benefits were much greater efficiency and consistency of pressure and also reduced breakdowns and call-outs dramatically.

  •   Rob Seymour