Smoke Ventilation

ADS designed, supplied, installed and commissioned the smoke ventilation systems at IKEA's new store in Reading.

We supplied the roof mounted smoke ventilators to naturally ventilate the warehouse, entrance areas, food hall and the showrooms. These naturally ventilated areas were controlled by ADS multi-zone control panels and were divided by large fixed smoke curtains. 

We also provided a mechanical extract system to the market hall area which comprised of large 10m3/s smoke rated extract fans discharging through facade louvred ventilators with inlet air being provided through low level inlets. ADS provided the eight duct runs that run deep into the large open plan area to give a good distribution of smoke extract throughout this area. Again, ADS provided a control system to automatically operate these fans and clear smoke from this area. 


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