Project Description


An urban community based around a Grade II listed pub


Local Blackfriars is a gated community in Salford, providing 380 apartments. A unique aspect of the residential scheme is the Grade II listed Black Friar pub merged into the development.


Dyer were asked to supply and install mechanical smoke ventilation systems for the apartment blocks and the underground car parks. Dyer worked closely with Fire Design Solutions and Domis Construction over the course of the project to provide a successful outcome.

Mechanical smoke ventilation

When a floor goes into fire, the dampers in both shafts on the affected floor open. The chain drive on the AOV window on the affected floor opens to provide fresh inlet air. The vent at the head of the stairwell will also open. Both sets of fans work to extract the smoke and poisonous gases.

Day-to-day natural ventilation

On activation of a thermostat on a single floor, both the dampers on the affected floor will open. One set of fans will extract on trickle mode and the other shaft will provide fresh inlet air for the system. The vent at the head of the stair will also partly open.

If the rain sensor is activated this will override and close the roof vent.

If more than one thermostat operates, the dampers on the affected floors will open and be balanced to provide an equal air flow on each floor.

Smoke detection in any zone will override the natural ventilation system and smoke extract will take priority.

Car park ventilation

Dyer provided an eco-park® mechanical ventilation system. Advanced components and control systems allows for efficient energy usage.






- 5 days ago

@BarbourNews: The L&M Building is the old Linotype and Machinery Building. Once the entrance and offices of the Linotype factory in Altrincham. @DyerEnvironment provided a smoke ventilation system for the Grade II listed factory. Read more: #ventilation #residential
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- 5 days ago

Dyer supplied/commissioned smoke vent controls at 17 Halstow Way, Ashford. We provided 2 CPS-M panels, 8 RT callpoint units & 8 smoke detectors to operate NSHEV roof vents & AOVs, for smoke ventilation to multiple staircases & corridors. Products -
h J R

- 12 days ago

Dyer provided a mechanical smoke ventilation solution at the former Linotype factory within the Morris Homes Egerton Park development, Altrincham. Our systems serve the communal corridors in this Grade II listed building. Details available on our site -
h J R

- 14 days ago

Work in progress at Rowlinson Construction's Bowes Street Developments in Whalley Range. Dyer have been installing NSHEV dome vents ( and mechanical smoke ventilation systems (
h J R

- 24 days ago

We had a great time catching up with fellow @SmokeContAssoc members at yesterday's @FetaNews annual lunch.
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