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We conduct a variety of projects in collaboration with our customers. These include both large and small projects, some of which are simple, but there are also more complex projects in our various service areas. We work mainly in Sweden, but also have some exciting international projects. Below you will find a selection of the projects we are currently or have been involved in.
If you would like to know more about a specific project or would like to hear more about other projects in any of our service areas, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
In October 2019, construction started on Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, the first part of Liseberg’s expansion plans with an experience hotel and water world.
With a pool area of almost 6,000 sqm indoors, 4,000 sqm outdoors and with a unique thematisation, the water world Oceania will be one of the coolest water attractions in Northern Europe. Next door, the magically decorated Grand Curiosa hotel will provide 475 rooms for activity-seeking guests.
FSD is a fire consultant for both Grand Curiosa and Oceana. The fire design covers all stages from system design and has required a high degree of flexibility and performance based solutions to tackle the exciting challenges of two such unique projects and a high degree of thematisation. To solve the challenges, the design has been characterised by close collaboration between all disciplines and a strong emphasis on previous experience in fire design in bathing environments and hotels. The partnership approach with both contractor and client directly involved in the design has also been a prerequisite for designing solutions that work all the way from design to operation and maintenance.
Karlatornet in Gothenburg is a new building that will be the tallest building in the Nordic region when it is completed. With its 73 floors spread over 245 metres, the skyscraper will be visible from large parts of Gothenburg and the surrounding area. The building will mainly contain apartments, but will also house offices, restaurants, a sky bar and a hotel.
At FSD, we are involved as fire consultants in all parts of the project, which also involves the construction of several high-rise buildings in the Karlastaden area, where a large garage will be located under the buildings.
We have been involved in the project by providing consultancy services in the early stages and assisting in the preparation of fire protection descriptions and several verifications of evacuation, smoke dispersion and structural fire protection. Fire protection documents have also been prepared during the construction phase to ensure evacuation and the possibility of intervention by the emergency services.
FSD has also participated in the BIM design by designing the fire protection in a fire model. The project has posed several challenges in relation to the height of the building and the special conditions that apply.
We look forward to welcoming the first tenants into their new apartments soon.
Sugar House Island is a new development in the Stratford area of east London.
The 26-hectare site will be transformed into a new small urban district with housing, offices, restaurants/cafés, shops and a school. The project is being implemented by Vastint UK in collaboration with local architects and consultants.
FSD is involved in the project as Vastint’s fire consultant in order to ensure an international level of fire protection in cooperation with the local fire engineers. We developed concept designs for the homes, offices and school, which were then used by the local consultants. We are involved from the early stages through to the final construction and inspection. The major challenge of the project is to find a level of fire protection that meets both Vastint’s International Standard and local regulations.
Nova Silecia is a project consisting of two major office buildings of 14 floors and approximately 30,000 sqm, complemented by a hotel of approximately 5,000 sqm. There is a garage on two basement levels underneath the entire complex. The project is located in the centre of Katowice, Poland, close to the city’s squares and with good transport links. The project is one of many office complexes including hotels that we at FSD are designing around Poland for Vastint.
We are involved as Vastint’s fire consultant in the project in order to ensure a good international standard of fire protection in cooperation with local fire engineers and other experts. We have been involved in developing concept designs for both the office buildings and the hotel, which will form the basis for further design work. We are involved all the way from the early stages until the building is completed, both as designers and as advisors, reviewers and as inspectors in the final phase. We also perform coordinated testing for all fire functions at the final inspection.
Kineum is a new 27-storey office building at Ullevimotet in Gothenburg that also includes hotel and conference facilities and several restaurants. The new high-rise building will be built together with the existing property at Drakegatan 6-10. The project has also included the demolition of the existing car park and the reconstruction of a new, larger car park on the same property. The project is being carried out jointly by Platzer and NCC in collaboration with other contractors, developers and tenants.
FSD is involved in the project as fire consultant and has carried out the fire engineering design for both the new high-rise building, the parking garage and the existing parts that are being rebuilt and modified. FSD has produced fire protection descriptions and fire drawings and has carried out several verifications of the fire protection with performance based design. The project has involved several large construction works on a relatively small area, combined with having ongoing operations in the existing building during the construction phase. This has posed challenges for the design and implementation of fire protection and evacuation safety.
FSD has an extensive collaboration with Pharmadule Emtunga AB that includes fire engineering design of modular pharmaceutical factories.
Load-bearing and fire separation requirements based on applicable current codes, clients and insurers, are verified on proposed design solutions using temperature and structural analyses.
We have been engaged in the following projects:
- Biotech Facility for Downstream Purification Eli Lilly & Co, Puerto Rico USA.
- Solid Dosage Facility for Production of Tablets Merck & Co, Singapore.
- Bulkproduction; Fermentation, Downstream processing Aventis Pasteur Inc, Pennsylvania USA.
- Solid Dosage Facility for Production of Tablets Merck & Co, Spain.
- Parenteral launch facility: including asceptic filling of vials with barrier technology, sterilization and lyophilization with automatic loading system Eli Lilly & Co, Indianapolis USA.
FSD has designed the fire protection system and carried out a performance check for Järfälla’s public baths. The building has two floors and a basement and has a gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 8,000 sqm. The bathhouse includes a 50-metre pool, a children’s pool, two multi-purpose pools, a gym and a café. There is also a diving tower, spring boards and two water slides.
The fire protection has partly been designed by performance based design to allow more flexible solutions. For example, extended walking distances to the escape route have been verified in the basement hall using smoke filling and evacuation simulations, smoke ventilation of the basement has been performed with a mechanical fan and some process ventilation has been performed with plastic ducts.
FSD has been involved in the design of the new water tower being built in eastern Helsingborg. With its unique design, the tower has become a new landmark in the city.
The water tower is shaped like a ring with a diameter of 90 metres. The ring is supported by 24 pillars and this is where the water flows from and supplies the city. The tower is 40 metres tall. This unique design and the requirements for the building have led to a high degree of performance based design being used in the design.