Elephant Park is an ambitious redevelopment led 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. Key features include a 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 the project are Lendlease, a global real estate group that are passionate about innovative urban developments. They contracted CLM Fireproofing to carry out fire stopping works on Blocks A, B and C of Elephant Park in order for the development to meet robust quality control and compliance standards.
Our fire stopping 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.
Fire stopping 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, fire stopping 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. This project aligned perfectly with our sustainability ambitions and we eagerly await its completion.