Fläkt Woods wins order to ventilate The Shard

Fläkt Woods has won a contract to supply the ventilation requirements for London’s new prestigious landmark building, The Shard, which is currently under construction, next to London Bridge Station in Southwark.

Fläkt Woods has won a contract to supply the ventilation requirements for London’s new prestigious landmark building, The Shard, which is currently under construction, next to London Bridge Station in Southwark.

Once completed in 2012, at 310m in height, it will become Western Europe’s tallest habitable building with 72 occupiable floors, equivalent to 95 floors in total. Mace, the international consultancy and construction company is the principal contractor for The Shard, which is being developed by Sellar, have charged HVAC specialists Gardner & Co with the challenge of meeting the unique ventilation requirements of the building. Working together with Fläkt Woods, the project brief outlined a range of specialist venting JM fans, providing emergency smoke ventilation as well as some smaller general extract fans.

Following on from the new fabrication processes pioneered by Mace, a prefabrication strategy was implemented to minimize both site installation & the amount of materials on site. Flakt Woods and Gardner & Co design teams worked together to design a range of fire rated enclosures which were skid mounted & pre-fabricated at the Company’s Colchester Works using the market leading Flameshield range of fire rated ductwork.

The project specific fan assemblies are designed to operate both as general extract, and if required, emergency smoke extract preventing fire smoke from entering escape routes.

The JM HT aerofoils supplied conform to EN12101-3 are CE marked and F300 rated.

Read more about Fläkt Woods' JM HT aerofoil fans.