Smoke ventilation system
The Ogden Building Liverpool
Ogden’s Tobacco Company was founded by Thomas Ogden in 1860 when he opened a small retail shop in Park Lane, Liverpool.
Within a short time he had established several branches throughout the city and in six years his own factory in St James’ Street.
The present factory at Boundary Lane was built in 1899 and all operations were concentrated at this site when it opened in 1901.
The redevelopment of the site by LMH Developments is providing shared ownership of 11 apartments in the grade 2 listed office building.
Marshall Electrical Services carried out the installation of the smoke ventilation system to protect the new apartment occupiers in the event of smoke inhalation. This consisted of a mechanical smoke ventilation system consisting of two smoke shafts covering the two levels.
The completion of the installation is due to be completed by June 2018.
The challengers we had with the iron framed building was the installation of the roof vents, the challenge was the bespoke framework we had to design and install to fit the smoke extraction units ensuring the system would be effective and meet the design criteria.
This difficulty was due to the pitch of the roof and the ventilator positions required by the deign team to maintain the authenticity of the building.
The Smoke Ventilation system at The Ogden Building is around the corner from one of our other recently completed smoke ventilation system projects, the new stand at Liverpool FC
The Ogden Tobacco factory in full production in the 1900’s