Iona Abbey, Inner Hebrides

UK & Ireland

Providing a fire system for the most sacred site in Scotland was always going to be a challenge, especially considering the remoteness of its historic location, but for the custodians of Iona Abbey, Advanced was the only choice.

Located on the remote Scottish island of Iona, south west of the Isle of Mull, the Abbey is at the heart of a globally important religious centre, founded in 564AD by St Columba who brought early Christianity from Ireland to Great Britain. The centuries-old Abbey buildings were extensively restored between 1900 and 1960, and the site is now the third most popular in the care of Historic Scotland. The unique setting and the ancient fabric of the buildings mean that any modern installation, such as a fire system, must be done sympathetically, causing as little visual impact as possible, presenting a unique challenge for fire system installers

Advanced’s benchmark MxPro 4 fire panel range was selected after careful consultation between the management team at Iona Abbey and Adam Fire Engineers and Consultants, the company which specified and installed the system. They were chosen for their world-beating quality and reliability, as well as their ability to be upgraded and expanded in the future.

MxPro offers customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network that enjoys free training and support. MxPro panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or easily configured into high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas. Advanced’s famed ease of installation and configuration make it customisable to almost any application.



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