SIDERISE Fire Stops reach the twisty heights of Baltimore Tower

When it came to the passive fire protection requirements for the award-winning Baltimore Tower in London’s Canary Wharf development, SIDERISE, leaders in the development of fire, thermal and acoustics insulation solutions, provided cavity barriers and firestops as part of the curtain walling system.

In an iconic design by legendary US architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the Baltimore Tower’s cantilevered and elliptical balconies have created an undulating ‘twisting’ form. As part of the design of the 45-storey residential development, SIDERISE worked with facade contractor Alumet and provided a proven range of systems including their certified CW-FS Curtain Wall Fire Stop system along with the SIDERISE RH ‘Open State’ horizontal and RV vertical cavity barriers.   

SIDERISE recommended the CW-FS 120 fire stop to seal the horizontal gap between the inside of the facade and the concrete slabs of this building. As well as being an effective seal against the passage of fire and smoke, the CW-FS 120 will also function as an effective acoustic barrier.

Manufactured to a unique process, SIDERISE CW-FS system features a pre-compressed and non-combustible stone wool lamella core and integral foil facings. With an overall Class A1 rating and excellent resistance to smoke, the system can offer fully tested and third-party approved options for fire ratings up to three hours.

Involved in projects throughout the world and having manufactured acoustic and fire insulation products for more than 40 years, SIDERISE offers a large range of tried and tested product enhancements specifically developed for the facade industry.

Now complete and a worthy winner of the International Property Awards ‘Best Residential High-Rise Architecture”, Baltimore Tower brings a visual twist to the Canary Wharf skyline. SIDERISE has once again played its part in delivering proven solutions which met the client’s passive fire protection and noise transfer requirements.