Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

UK & Ireland

One of the UK’s largest acute teaching hospitals, Wythenshawe Hospital, is now protected by a network of 130 fire panels from industry leader Advanced.

As a centre of clinical excellence, Wythenshawe Hospital, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, has over 5,500 staff providing district general hospital and specialist tertiary services to the local community and the wider population of North West England, so fire system performance and reliability are critical considerations. In total, 96 intelligent addressable MxPro 5 fire panels and 34 customised AdSpecials panels were installed at the Greater Manchester medical institution by long-time Advanced partner, Grainger Fire & Security.

Installation of the new fire system included a new cable network across the site, as  well as BMS integration, and the introduction of a graphics package to provide visual representation of the fire system to end users. The 34 custom-engineered, 6-loop panels with 600 zonal LEDs included in the installation were designed and manufactured by Advanced’s AdSpecials department. The network of Advanced panels supports over 20,000 devices using Apollo and Hochiki protocols.

MxPro 5 is the fire industry’s leading multiprotocol fire system solution and was recently certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard. It offers customers a choice of two panel ranges, four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 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. MxPro’s ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide peripheral range, make it customisable to almost any application.


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