Swords shopping centre in Dublin is a large mall split over two floors comprising 80 shops, restaurants, cafes and an 11 screen cinema. Colt worked alongside the Services Consultant to design a ventilation system for emergency fire and general day-to-day ventilation.The requirement was for the complete roof to open in an event of a fire emergency.
Colt provided pneumatically operated MLS Meteor ventilators along the entire length of the roof. Each of the opening flaps was fitted with toughened and laminated glass and each ventilator has a huge opening area of up to 2.4m x 3.3m.
One of the reasons the Meteor ventilator was chosen was due to the fact that it is available in a wide range of sizes and flap options, and that it could provide a significant noise reduction of 20 dB whilst allowing the entry of natural daylight.