Barnsley Fire Access for Orion House, London

Private Highway & Drainage Design Package

Services offered

  • Private Hardstanding & Drainage Design Package
  • Swept Path Analysis (Vehicle Tracking)

The brief

Civilistix Consulting Engineers were appointed to prepare the design for an emergency fire tender access, serving Orion House an existing high-rise block of flats.

What we did

We designed the horizonal and vertical alignment of the access road in full accordance with the London Fire Bridge (LFB) design guidance. We obtained the geometric dimensions of the preferred vehicle from LFB and undertook a full swept path analysis (vehicle track) of our design to ensure it could accommodate this vehicle satisfactorily.

We prepared a detailed pavement and drainage design package and obtained technical approval from LFB.

To accommodate the additional impermeable area in our design we provided a filter drain which attenuated the flow of water.  It was agreed that we could design the drainage system to accommodate a 1 in 10 year storm event thereby reducing the size and capacity of the drainage system required.  This was a cost and time saving feature of our design.

Due to the imminent construction start date, we managed to accomplish the full design and approval within a month of our being commissioned for the project.