Project Profile: Delivering fire and smoke safety for Hampton by Hilton, Edinburgh
About the project
Nestled in the West End of Scotland’s capital city, situated near to Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the Hampton by Hilton hotel is perfect for business flyers and holidaymakers alike.
Featuring over 200 guest rooms, a fitness suite, and a restaurant – not to mention dedicated event and conference space – the hotel is equipped with all the amenities that visitors would expect of the Hampton by Hilton brand. When it came to upgrading on-site fire safety, Greenwood Louvre was consulted for advanced solutions which wouldn’t compromise on building aesthetics or guest comfort…
Why Greenwood Louvre?
In the event of a fire, compartmentalising the blaze helps to prevent the spread of smoke and flames to give occupants time to escape and emergency services the time to safely enter – but compartmentalisation isn’t always straightforward where large, spacious interiors are concerned. Open spaces can lead to faster spread of fire and smoke where the right safety measures are not taken.
To support the hotel’s fire strategy, Greenwood Louvre supplied and installed fire curtains which will deploy within seconds upon activation to hamper the movement of fire in an emergency. Made of fire resistant materials, Greenwood Louvre’s fire curtains mean that even in the Hampton by Hilton’s most grandiose open spaces, fire compartmentalisation is only ever moments away.
To provide added protection, and to offer ventilation during day to day operation, Greenwood Louvre also installed a series of advanced smoke vents at the hotel. As well as helping to vent smoke during a fire, Greenwood Louvre’s smoke vents serve a dual purpose by promoting efficient ventilation of air in normal operation – ensuring that visitors enjoy a comfortable and consistent indoor environment.
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