The world-renowned Lloyds Building, in the City of London’s Square Mile, is now protected by a network of 10 MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced.
Also known as the ‘Inside-Out Building’, the Lloyds Building – designed by the late Lord Rogers – lies at the heart London’s main financial district. It is a leading example of radical Bowellism architecture in which services for the building, such as ducts and lifts, are located on the exterior to maximise space inside. Built in 1986, the commercial office development became the newest structure ever to obtain Grade I-listed status in 2011.
The state-of-the-art Advanced fire panels, which were installed by Kent-based Pacific Security Systems Ltd as part of a phased upgrade to the building’s fire system, cover the entire 14-storey structure. The system includes BMS integration for graphics and panels are linked to over 3,200 Hochiki devices, including wireless devices installed within the towers. As part of the work for phase two of the upgrade, a custom-built annunciator for sprinkler, wet riser and plant status control was designed and manufactured by Advanced’s AdSpecials department.
MxPro 5 is the fire industry’s leading multiprotocol fire system solution, certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard. It offers four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 5 panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas. Its ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide peripheral range, make it customisable to almost any application.