10 Fenchurch Avenue – 2014 to 2018
Description Of Building
10 Fenchurch Avenue comprises retail and office space to be contained within a volume of minimal yet sharp geometries with a crystalline appearance that constantly changes as it is activated by daylight and the weather conditions. It is an iconic building with a dynamic urban presence that will be viewed down the City’s many lanes and streets; a building of a hundred views. This Building holds one of London’s largest foot prints and being 14 stories above ground can hold over 3000 people. With vertical transportation taking up much needed space in terms of let table areas the challenge was to develop a system that could operate the building successfully and be altered at a later date.
The Eric Parry Architects designed building includes a roof restaurant and publicly accessible roof garden
A total of 20 lifts comprising an eight and a three-car group of passenger lifts; two public lifts, two goods lifts, one service lift, two car lifts and two platform lifts.
Lift Consultant Duties
Full Lift Consultant duties from RIBA stages 2 through 6 covering design to completion.
- Would it be possible to develop a system that can operate a building over two lobbies
- Would it be possible to develop an emergency access for trapped passengers with technology that also needs to be used as a fire fighting lift
- The technology would need to meet all the relevant health and safety requirements regardless of its utilisation. Could this be achieved?
At the start of this project, the technological uncertainties and difficulties encountered were considerable with no available information on how to resolve these challenges, this is due to the change in code compliance with more restrictions being added for safety. No company had’s yet encountered these. This required some innovate solutions
- The design and development of technology to create bespoke user interfaces that can operate two lobbies of lifts serving different floors, but to also enable it to be switched off
- The design and development of a car to car transfer
- The design and development of an 11 car group system that interconnects and can be disabled unique flat pack adaptable housing system to meet the requirements of a highly limited brief, without the provision of any technical drawings