The £220m project comprises of two residential towers of fifty and forty storeys linked at lower levels by a mixed use podium building. The towers house 760 luxury apartments ranging from studios and suites to penthouse dwellings. At lower levels a mix of amenity type uses are provided including a cinema, restaurant, retail units and the Pan Peninsular Health Club and Spa.
The project was designed by Skidmore Owens Merril(SOM) were concept architects and DMWR Architects. At the time of design this was the highest residential tower in the UK.
Steven was the lead fire engineer for the project which included validating single stair high rise building with extended distances through the use of unique smoke shaft system developed. This was called the push pull system and consisted of two smoke shafts at opposite ends of the residential corridor which had reversible fans at the head. Impulse jet fans were also utilized in a basement car park with a stacker parking system. Since the completion of the project steven has gone on to write articles for the Building Services Journal and Institute of Fire Engineering regarding the unique challenges presented by this project.