- Location Leeds, West Yorkshire
- Client Select Property Group
- Construction Value £30m
St. Albans Place is a new 376-bedroom student residence to be owned and operated by Vita Student in Leeds. The building is 18 storeys high and is served by a single core. DFC has been involved in the project since conception, the key fire strategy element being the extended residential travel distances either side of the central core. Working closely with West Yorkshire Fire Service, DFC has undertaken computational fluid dynamics to demonstrate the efficacy of the performance-based smoke exhaust system within the multiple corridor types. DFC are now working with Kier, the project’s main contractor, as custodians of the fire strategy all the way through construction, completion and handover.