Case study

Army Basing Programme (ABP)

  • 25th Mar 2019

Project Title

Army Basing Programme (ABP)


South Wiltshire



Main Contractors


Project value

£1.8 billion

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has protected troops’ homes with the installation of its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System.

In partnership with Lovell, more than 400 Cygnus units were installed to protect the development of 900 new homes for troops and their families relocating from Germany to Salisbury Plain in South Wiltshire as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP).

The development is split over three sites; Larkhill, Ludgershall and Bulford with a Cygnus system installed on each one. The units within the Cygnus Systems include fire call points, smoke detectors, heat detectors, interface units and control panels.

To ensure heightened out of hours protection, Autodiallers were also incorporated within the system on each site, allowing site managers to programme up to nine phone numbers of responsible persons in an emergency who are then notified by SMS if an activation has occurred.

Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products, says: “With up to 700 construction workers on site at the peak of the development, it was vital that fire protection was in place at all times. The Cygnus System was the ideal solution due to its adaptability and assisted Lovell in maintaining compliance throughout the duration of the project.”

This housing development scheme forms part of a larger Army Basing Programme that will see 4,000 additional service personnel and their families relocating to the Salisbury Plain area by 2020.

See also:

Hinkley Point
Fall Arrest Systems


For more information, contact Bull on 01432 806 806, visit or email