The Podium Bath

The Podium Bath


The Podium is a late 20th century building and car park situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site, overlooking the River Avon to the east.

The Podium Shopping Centre lies in the centre of the picturesque Georgian district of Bath & is surrounded by a range of charming shops and restaurants including a flagship Waitrose supermarket and the famous Bath Central Library.

Client: Makers Construction Limited

Makers are a total service provider, offering a wealth of expertise and experience in the specialist structural refurbishment industry, catering for all types of structure in their supported market sectors.

They have a dedicated, long serving directly employed workforce, who have an in-depth knowledge of repair techniques and products gained over many varied projects.

They consider their service to be second to none and this is backed up by the awards they have achieved, their reputation in the industry, and their ability to offer guaranteed projects.

They believe in what they deliver, and that Makers “Makes the difference”.

Ventilation System – Hybrid Smoke Clearance



The fully bespoke hybrid smoke clearance extract system designed for Bath Podium was a challenging full refurbishment project undertaken over 3 levels of car park and entailing a number of meticulously staged installation phases throughout the contract period and including a busy Christmas retail shopping period.

The PVE Eco-Park system included 37 unique, slim-line, dual discharge induction fans, with a total of 46 addressable gas detectors optimising running requirements specific to areas of moderate and high daily parking activity and exhaust gas concentrations.

We are proud to be able to confirm that our system passed all computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling simulations & peer reviews, and that ultimately this fully turnkey project was delivered on programme and on budget.

Just what you would otherwise expect from PVE Ltd in their capacity as fully approved & audited members of the Smoke Control Association (SCA).

The Smoke Control Association's (SCA) aim is to promote and enhance the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of life safety smoke ventilation systems across all types of building.

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