London’s Leadenhall Building – affectionately known as ‘The Cheesegrater’ – is protected by MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced.
Located in the heart of the City of London’s financial district, close to the iconic Lloyd’s Building and St Paul’s Cathedral, the 224-metre Leadenhall Building has been affectionately nicknamed ‘The Cheesegrater’ due to its unusual design. Covering 610,000 square feet, it has 45 floors of office space and half an acre of public space at street level.
The building is protected by a network of 18 MxPro 5 eight-loop panels in a system incorporating a number of the company’s AdSpecials custom built panels and interfaces. These include sprinkler and wet riser status panels, a smoke control panel and a microphone enclosure.
MxPro is the unbeatable multiprotocol fire system. Offering real choice and flexibility, it includes two panel ranges, the EN54-2&4 approved MxPro 4 and EN54-2,4&13 approved MxPro 5. It offers four protocols, Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan and a completely open installer network that benefits from free training and technical support. MxPro 5 panels are backward compatible with existing MxPro 4 networks and include a host of features including AlarmCalm complete false alarm management.
Phil Calvey, one of Advanced’s regional sales managers, commented: “Advanced’s reputation for performance, quality and ease of use, especially where complicated cause-and-effect are required, is seeing us increasingly specified in the demanding world of tall buildings and we’re delighted to be able to announce the choice of MxPro in the Leadenhall Building.”
MxPro 5 panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format or easily configured into high-speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas. Advanced’s ease of installation and configuration and wide peripheral range make it customisable to almost any application. The MxPro 5 panels installed at the Leadenhall Building are one of the few available approved to EN54 2,4 & 13.
Advanced’s MxPro fire systems support, the TouchControl touchscreen repeater and AlarmCalm complete false alarm management system. TouchControl is a 10” HD touchscreen that offers dynamic reporting and control via a unique interface that includes Active Maps and zone plans. AlarmCalm uses Advanced’s fast hardware, updated config software and optional loop verification devices to deliver a system that allows the false alarm strategy for any building to be quickly and easily programmed and managed, increasing safety and reducing false alarms.