Elephant Park is an ambitious redevelopment spearheaded by Southwark Council. Once completed in 2025, this multi-purpose commercial and residential project will be considered one of the world’s most sustainable inner-city regeneration programs. Highlights include a cutting-edge combined heat and power (CHP) plant that will provide low-carbon heating and hot water to both homes and commercial spaces.
At the helm of this project is Lendlease, a real estate and investment group that is passionate about innovative urban developments. They enlisted CLM Fireproofing to carry out firestopping works on Blocks A, B and C of Elephant Park so the development could meet robust quality control and compliance standards.
Our firestopping work involved using a silicon sealant to protect the joints and heads of partition walls within risers. We also sealed service penetrations in residential apartments by using fire batts – high-density mineral fibre boards coated with intumescent mastic.
Firestopping is integral to most passive fire protection strategies as it ensures a building’s various compartments (be they between walls, floors or ceiling voids) fulfil their intended function, which is to block the passage of flames and smoke. Furthermore, by improving the thermal insulation and durability of compartments, firestopping offers indirect benefits for sustainability.
CLM Fireproofing are committed to sustainable construction, not only by working on projects that help to drive change within communities but also by investing in more environmentally-friendly fire protection solutions. Therefore, this was a project we were excited to be a part of and we eagerly await its completion.