Bull Products provides protection for heritage restoration projects

Bull Products is familiar with the challenges that many contractors face when restoring heritage buildings and transforming them to their former glory. With many listed buildings and iconic landmarks being converted to spaces that are fit for the 21stCentury, it’s crucial that they are properly protected during the refurbishment process. 

Converting old buildings to new office space, retail units, luxury apartments and even family homes, can be a big task and that’s where Bull Products uses its knowledge and expertise as well as innovative products to ensure both construction sites and workers are properly protected. 

Most recently Bull Products has installed its Cygnus 1 Wireless Alarm System at 80 Strand in London.  The former Shell-Mex building is currently undergoing a refurbishment project to provide 156,000 sq ft of flexible floorspace in this beautifully transformed building. 80 Strand will feature stunning art deco features complemented by light filled contemporary spaces with riverside views, in the heart of a world class cultural destination. 

Cygnus Alarm units have been installed to protect the building during the refurbishment project. Due to the nature of the project including the careful restoration of original art deco features, round the clock protection was required to ensure comprehensive safety of the site and its workers. 

Bull Products has also been entrusted with protecting the scaffolding and renovations at Manchester Town Hall from intruders, during the four-year refurbishment of the Grade 1 listed heritage building. Built in 1877, the neo gothic town hall sits in the heart of Manchester city centre and is a much loved and significant landmark. Works to the building will ensure it is fit for the 21st Century and include replacing the heating, electrics, plumbing and ventilation access. To carry this out, a huge amount of scaffolding was constructed around its large surface area. 

Due to its city centre location, scaffolding made the town hall an easy target for intruders and contractor WysePower needed an alarm system that would provide peace of mind and protection during the works and out of hours. The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System was installed which incorporates Scaff Alarm – a unique intruder detection system designed to deter attempted break-ins or access to higher levels of scaffolding. 

From Manchester to London, the Old Admiralty building was also recently converted to new office space for 1,120 employees of the Department for Education. This iconic building has housed some of the country’s most famous historical figures and was most recently occupied by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

Contractor, Willmot Dixon, has transformed 23,000 sq. metres of the building into a new working environment, including the upgrade of building services to introduce new mechanical ventilation and environmental controls, offering long-term office space for government officials. 

Over 300 Cygnus Wireless Alarm units were installed on site to protect the whole building during the construction phase. Being a Grade II listed building, great care was taken to ensure the building remained safe and secure during the refurbishment process. 

“Bull Products is familiar with the challenges and sometimes complex requirements when it comes to restoring and renovating heritage buildings. It’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to work  on projects that breathe life back in to iconic buildings with important historical significance. Working in partnership with on-site contractors, we have supplied our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System to provide maximum protection across the sites, ensuring workers and the buildings are sufficiently protected.” said Matthew Trigwell, Sales Director at Bull Products.

For more information on working with Bull Products to protect restoration projects call 01432 371170 or email enquiries@bullproducts.co.uk.