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Safety Letterbox Company mailboxes meet development fire standards

Mailboxes by The Safety Letterbox Company have been used at London’s inspirational City Island development.

London City Island development

With the mixed high-end residential and commercial neighbourhood development being split over a number of different phases and blocks, each location uses a slightly different post box model to match the different design and specification guidelines on the project, including strict Fire Rated standards.

London City Island takes inspiration from the very best of global metropolitan communities; combining bold architecture and pioneering urban design. Sited between Canary Wharf and trendy East London, it is home to 1600 residential properties, 20,000 square metres of commercial office space, cafes, shops, restaurants and cultural facilities.

The Safety Letterbox Co’s horizontal Fire Rated 2 mailbox was used on two phases where there was a specific requirement for a post box to meet a Class 0 Part 22 1 hour integrity only fire rating.

The first bank of mailboxes was wall recessed and fitted with a surround trim to provide the mailboxes with a clean finish from the mailbox to the installation wall. This bank of mailboxes was assembled into a configuration of 9 high x 9 wide prior to despatch, allowing easy installation once on site. The mailboxes have been finished in a non-standard colour (D2525-Y2217 matt) and engraved on the inward-sprung flap with an apartment number in a contrasting Jet Black colour.

The second bank of Fire Rated 2 mailboxes also conformed to Part 22 Fire Rating Standards. This bank was configured into a bank of 4 high x 6 wide mailboxes, finished in a standard colour chosen from the RAL Colour Chart and engraved in a contrasting white engraving on the inward-sprung flap.

The third bank of mailboxes is located in a dedicated mail room, wall recessed to maximise room for residents and mail delivery personnel to use the mailboxes. As is common practice with all wall recessed mailboxes, these banks of post boxes they have also been fitted with a surround trim, ensuring the highest finish quality is achieved on the development.

Also used on the project were the MODA mailboxes in the horizontal orientation with a width of 260mm. The MODA mailbox is popular with clients requiring a versatile and attractive product particularly useful for multi-coloured and multi-sized arrangements. This phase of the London City Island development shows how the MODA mailbox can be used in a more straightforward manner with a classic bank of wall recessed mailboxes finish in a single colour. Each mailbox has been engraving on the opening flap, infilled in a contrasting silver colour finish.

Mailboxes at City Island

All mailboxes on this development are in front / out front, allowing for mail to delivered and retrieved through the front face.


The Safety Letterbox Company
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