Internal Fire Escape Stairs for WeWork East Road, London

LTB enlisted the LSJ Engineering team to create some internal fire escape stairs for WeWork’s building in East Road, London. LTB is contracted to refit offices for office company WeWork. We have, therefore, done a few jobs on WeWork sites (you can see them here!). Usually we do ‘regular’ staircases for the main building, but on this project our brief concerned internal fire escape stairs.

  • Client: LTB
  • Modelled by: Mark Ebbs
  • Date: June-July 2018

The building’s general layout dictated our design constraints on this project. The stair runs up through voids in the building’s concrete floors (formed during the building’s construction). The stair stringers are supported at each level from floor slabs. Half landings, meanwhile, are supported on posts. You can see the plans for the fire escape in the gallery below.

A 3D survey was taken of the whole stair void area. We designed the entire stair, which has a balustrade with perforated sheet infill panels. The stair was powder coated off-site prior to installation.

In order to produce the stair stringers, Pegasus Profiles laser cut one piece each from steel plate. Pegasus Profiles carried out this part of the project because they have CNC machines large enough for the job!

Once the stair stringers and powder coating were complete, all that remained was installation! What do you think of the finished fire escape?

Note: you can enlarge the images by clicking on them.

Considering commissioning internal fire escape stairs from LSJ Engineering?

We are available for fire escape construction work! Get in touch here, or email info@lsjeng.co.uk. Alternatively, you can phone us on 01702 290 585. We look forward to hearing from you. You can view write ups of our other commercial staircase projects here.

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LSJ Engineering provides premium structural steel, architectural steel and staircases for businesses in Essex, London and the South East, from our base in Shoeburyness.

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