Lawrence David, Peterborough

UK & Ireland

Advanced now protects two key sites of a leading trailer and truck manufacturer, following a large-scale installation of the fire protection solutions provider’s flagship MxPro 5 panels.

A total of 10 MxPro 5 panels have been installed across two Lawrence David sites in Peterborough, including its 161,000 sq ft Woodston Point headquarters.

Lawrence David is a leading provider of trailer and rigid body manufacturing, ancillary equipment repair and maintenance, trailer, and tail-lift parts, renowned for its commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

At the company’s Woodston Point site, comprising a dynamic mix of ground and first-floor offices transitioning into expansive production and storage areas, Advanced’s fire alarm system provides comprehensive coverage. Six MxPro 5 panels were deployed with a combination of point and beam detection, tailored to suit the diverse environments and effectively mitigate fire risks and maintain productivity levels during night shifts.

Site two, at Morley Way, Peterborough, featuring main offices and multiple remote production buildings, presented unique challenges due to its expansive layout. However, Advanced’s solutions proved instrumental in overcoming these hurdles. With four MxPro 5 panels programmed to send warning signals across buildings in the event of a fire, and ATEX-compliant configurations ensuring safety in hazardous areas such as paint and blast booths, Lawrence David can operate with confidence knowing that their facilities are equipped to handle emergencies.

The design, supply, installation and commissioning of the systems at both sites was undertaken by Advanced installer Swift Fire and Safety, which was also responsible for the integration of third-party systems including F-link wireless network receivers, CSL monitoring units and Apollo devices.

Looking ahead, Swift Fire & Safety plans to leverage the scalability of Advanced’s solutions to accommodate future expansions and changes in building layout.

Wayne Hill, Business Development and Project Lead at Swift Fire & Safety said: “The decision to implement Advanced fire alarm systems was an easy one. MxPro 5 is a panel for all occasions, from the aesthetics, cause-and-effect programming and battery back-up to the ease of installation.”

Neil Parkin, Regional Sales Manager at Advanced, said: “This is a great example of the versatility, reliability, and ease of installation afforded by MxPro 5 – even on large-scale projects like this one. The installation of our state-of-the-art panels doesn’t just enhance safety, it also empowers customers like Lawrence David to operate with confidence and efficiency, even in the face of complex operational challenges.”

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