A1S Group Fire Curtains in 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize Winning Bloomberg Building

Now and again a project really stands out as something special, and from its inception, the Bloomberg European Headquarters proved to do just that. The A1S Group were contacted by the architectural team at Foster and Partners and main contractors Sir Robert McAlpine, to provide a discreet and compliant fire curtain solution for compartmentalisation and smoke control for ground floor core, ground floor lifts, upper tier atrium and the kitchen access lift.

We manufactured and installed Flameshield 120 minute integrity fire curtains with industry leading smoke control performance to BS 1634-3. The A1S Group project team worked carefully with client design teams to ensure that the fire curtains remained as inconspicuous as possible as per the detailed client brief. The installation was completed on budget and on time.

A lot has been made of Michael Bloomberg’s involvement in the project, and we can testify to his eye for detail and passion for every aspect of the project. He even sent a commemorative glass and handwritten letter thanking A1S Group for our endeavours. Group Managing Director Carl Everest said, “We are proud to have manufactured and installed life safety fire curtains for a once in a generation, monumental architectural achievement.”