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One Bishopgate Plaza
BDL Dry Lining
4000 Series steel riser doors, bespoke 7000 Series ceiling panels
One Bishopsgate Plaza is a flagship 43-storey tower which will house London’s first luxury 5* Pan Pacific Hotel, comprising 237 rooms, an indoor swimming pool and a 370-capacity Pacific Ballroom.
From levels 21 to 41, the development will house 160 luxury one-, two- and three-bed residential apartments (Sky Residences), which will boast panoramic views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks.
Specified due to their impressive seamless integration into masonry walls, shaft walls and drywall partitions, over 400 riser doors from Profab Access provide discreet and secure access that won’t impact on the overall interior design scheme of the development; a key consideration for the public and private areas of the hotel.
The 4000 Series’ third-party CERTIFIRE bi-directional certification was also a leading factor for specification, as the riser doors are fire-tested from both sides to two hours, providing the highest standard of evidence for fire safety performance.
All of the doors were supplied with comprehensive CERTIFIRE accreditation documentation as evidence of Profab Access’ up-to-date fire testing, providing both the specifiers and contractors responsible for the development with absolute confidence in the performance of the critical fire integrity products. (The 4000 Series is the only riser door in the UK to be independently bi-directionally fire-tested and certified by an accredited third party, to ensure legal compliance.)
A combination of one- and two-hour fire-rated riser doors were chosen to be installed throughout all residential and communal areas of the building to not only achieve compliance with current regulations by eliminating the spread of fire throughout the building for the specified durations, but to also sufficiently future-proof the building for years to come.
Ceiling access panels
Over 300 bespoke Profab Access 7000 Series ceiling access panels have been specified for installation throughout the hotel bedrooms and communal areas to provide concealed and maintenance-free access to the ceiling shafts.
Due to the significant size of the ceiling access panels, which span up to 1100 x 1800mm, Profab Access developed a bespoke additional safety system that featured a one side lift out and one side swing/push latch mechanism. The innovative design assisted BDL Dry Lining’s team of engineers in stopping the heavy doors swinging from the ceiling, while also enabling the panel design to work within a reduced space.
The riser doors are also 35dB acoustic rated, smoke-sealed and airtight to Part L. In the event of a fire, the doors will maintain their frame and integrity for up to two hours, limiting the spread of fire and transmission of radiant heat for this period of time. The doors’ intumescent smoke seals also enable occupants to safely exit the building, whilst subsequently minimising potential damage to other areas of the construction.
By specifying the CERTIFIRE bi-directionally fire-tested 4000 Series riser doors, the development is actively future-proofed as the comprehensive testing certification provides a complete and transparent audit trail of due diligence that evidences the products are not only fit for purpose, but meet the duty of care required to ensure legal compliance.