Intelligent fire panels from global fire systems leader, Advanced, have been installed in Condor House, a prestigious £134 million Central London office building.
Situated at the prime London business address of St Paul’s Churchyard, the nine-storey commercial premises, Condor House stands adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral and just meters from Fleet Street. Comprising 110,000 sq ft of high-quality office space, Condor House is home to a number of professional services firms including financial services provider Barclays Capital and investment bank Moelis & Company. Hailed by the installers as the “Engineer’s choice”, a network of Advanced’s flagship 4-loop MxPro 5 multiprotocol fire panels have been installed to protect the site.
The ‘closed’ nature of the system meant that the cost for alterations and maintenance was higher than the market price of an ‘open’ system. WFP integrated the MxPro 5 open protocol control panels, that recently received FM Approval to the EN54 standard, alongside Apollo’s XP95 range of detectors and interfaces. Advanced’s PC-based graphical interface package, detailing the building layout to make it straightforward for the security team to have visibility and control over the fire system, was also provided.
Advanced’s AdSpecials team were asked to design and build several custom panels including 200 zonal indicator panels, sprinkler indication panels and bespoke plant with key switch isolation controls to be installed in mobile racking units alongside the six 4-loop fire alarm panels. For customers requiring custom fire panels, Advanced’s AdSpecials team will work with them to design and manufacture unique panels and control interfaces for its fire systems, whatever the installation challenge.