Smoke Curtains at Next Retail Store, Havant, UK

18 May 2017

Coopers SmokeStop® smoke curtains help designers improve Next retail store’s shopping experience by allowing open plan design. Coopers Fire installed three SmokeStop smoke curtains on the first floor of the store at the edge of an atrium outside the Costa Coffee cafe to help prevent smoke from spreading into the Next store in the event of a fire.


The clothing and homeware retail company Next, relocated to a larger newly constructed store in Havant, UK. The old store consisted of 10,000 sq ft which has now increased in the new premises to 40,000 sq ft. Next, along with M&S will be part of the second phase of development at the Solent Retail Park in Havant to the west of the current stores that include Hobbycraft and Pets at Home.
The much larger store also consists of a Costa coffee on the first floor, helping to attract more shoppers to this already popular retail park in Hampshire.


Coopers Fire were pleased to have won the order for a local retail store and add another project to our portfolio of major retail stores that are protected by Coopers Fire smoke and fire curtains.
The Next and M&S stores were constructed by the main contractor ISG. Coopers have worked with ISG on multiple projects before and having a dedicated project manager from Coopers working with the fit out team, Oakwoods (, meant the
manufacture and installation of the smoke curtains was co-ordinated perfectly.
Coopers Fire installed three Coopers SmokeStop® smoke curtains on the first floor of the store at the edge of an atrium that spans from the ground floor to the first floor allowing natural light into building.
The three smoke curtains are located outside the Costa Coffee cafe and prevents smoke from spilling into the Next store should a fire break out.

Coopers Fire Ltd
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Houghton Avenue
Waterlooville, Hampshire
United Kingdom

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