The former Hunslet and Victoria flax spinning mills in Leeds dating back to 1842 is set to undergo a £50M residential transformation after remaining derelict for over 40 years.
The 3.1acre site on Goodman Street in Hunslet has been purchased by Leeds based developer J M Construction (Leeds) Ltd and will see over 300 apartments built as part of the development proposal.
The Victoria Riverside Apartments scheme will comprise a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, over five existing mill buildings, with plans to develop two new build buildings and will incorporate high specification rooftop penthouses. The plans also include a convenience store to increase the general amenities available to residents within the Hunslet Riverside area.
PSB UK Ltd PSB UK Ltd based in Halifax were contracted by J M Construction (Leeds) Ltd to design, supply, install & commission the first development, Mill A and has recently handed over this prestigious project to J M Construction (Leeds) Ltd incorporating two Above Ground Ventilation Systems servicing Corridor A 4 Fire Zones & Corridor B 3 Fire Zones within the one block.
The above ground / corridor smoke control systems are designed to provide mechanical ventilation, from the stairwell and associated lobbies, in accordance with the requirements of The Approved Document B2 and BS9991.
The Staircore is protected from smoke contamination by the two-mechanical smoke control systems located in two bespoke dormers in the roof space of the building. Make up air to the systems is via an Automatic Opening Ventilator (AOV) mounted at the head of the central Staircore.
The mechanical smoke control systems are provided with a single Control Panel containing the computerised control logic for the control of both systems to the agreed design, CFD & Cause and Effect with signals back from the fire alarm panel.
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