Meyer Bergman’s £260 million shopping and leisure complex, The Broadway in Bradford, is protected by industry-leading MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced.
The Broadway is the latest UK retail venture for Meyer Bergman, which also owns The Bentall Centre in Kingston upon Thames and London’s iconic Burlington Arcade. It is home to over 570,000 sq ft of retail and leisure units, plus 1,300 parking spaces. Advanced protects numerous retail destinations around the world, including Westfield Stratford City, in East London, and Harvey Nichols’ Birmingham store.
At the heart of The Broadway’s active fire protection system, which covers all areas of the shopping centre, is a network of 10 Advanced MxPro 5 intelligent multiprotocol panels. These are augmented with a TouchControl touchscreen repeater panel, a special evacuation zone control package, a BMS interface, and a bespoke PC-based graphical user interface.
TouchControl is a fully functional remote terminal and repeater, with a 10-inch touchscreen, that delivers new and innovative solutions including Active Maps and zone plans, which are easily added to the system from almost any drawing or image, even Google Maps. As well as graphical control and indication, the unique TouchControl interface offers fire panel, network control and reporting right down to individual device level, allowing users to immediately identify the location of a fire alert. Devices in fire, fault, disablement and test status can be controlled using dynamic colour-coded status buttons. TouchControl panels also run presentations or slideshows when not in active mode.