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.
Service during Coronavirus conditions
Statement from Ross Markham, Managing Director of Bull Products “Bull Products is closely monitoring the development of Covid-19 and its possible impact on the business. “While the health and safety of our staff is paramount, we also recognise your dependence on us to keep your life critical systems maintained and operational. We are currently in […]
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