Cygnus alarms on Southbank Development Project
Cygnus wireless fire alarms were installed on the Southbank Place Development in 2015 for Canary Wharf Contractors for the duration of the refurbishment. The project is a joint venture between developers Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar who are creating a brand new quarter; one that answers to its environment and close-by developments and provides an invigorating place to visit, work and live.
The original Shell Centre Tower will remain the showpiece of the new site, and will still be occupied by Shell which is also taking another 245,000 sq ft of space. The Tower will be accompanied by eight new buildings one of which will include new trading floors and offices for Shell. The project will provide:
· 800,000 sq ft of office space,
· 80,000 sq ft of new retail units, restaurants and cafes
· 800,00 sq ft of residential space incorporating 790 new homes, including affordable housing.
The Cygnus site alarms have been situated in and around the site of the Shell Centre Tower. There are over 90 Cygnus call point alarms on site. These are divided into 10 zones regulated by 2 separate control panels. One control panel is configured to Zone 1 only and communicates with 50 alarms and 14 heat detectors located around the basement and ground floor car park. Zones 2-10 are configured to the second control panel; which incorporates 46 alarms and 8 heat detectors situated around the remainder of the site.
SmartGate – the new access control site solution
We are taking construction safety to the next level, with the launch of a new access control solution. The Bull SmartGate System offers complete control of access to site. Using turnstiles, the system can be joined together to ensure quicker access for larger volumes of people accessing a site. These can be installed inside an […]
The home of site safety
Housebuilding currently accounts for 60% of new construction work in the UK, and with the current housing crisis, more and more homes are required each year. With the Government’s goal of building 341,000 homes by 2031 in order to meet demand, there will be an increasing number of housebuilding construction sites in development across the […]