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Advanced selected for £485M hospital project

22 April 2021

SELECTED TO underpin the 3Ts redevelopment programme at the Royal Sussex County Hospital is a fault-tolerant network of fire alarm control panels supplied by Advanced.

A total of 36 four-loop MxPro 5 fire panels, 46 repeater panels and two custom-built AdSpecials panels are to be installed at Brighton’s 3Ts hospital redevelopment as part of Phase One of the programme.

Phase One involves the construction of a 13-storey building with two basement levels located on the main Royal Sussex County Hospital site. Incorporating all the functions of a modern hospital, the building will include a three-storey atrium reception, outpatient departments, operating theatres, wards, a teaching facility and administration facilities.

The three-phase building works will deliver improved accommodation for more than 40 wards and departments, supporting the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust’s role as a regional centre for teaching, trauma and tertiary care at Royal Sussex County Hospital. The new facilities will meet the highest clinical standards and offer patients a modern, spacious care environment.

Taking a lead role in the cabling, first and second fix for the fire system throughout Phase One of the project are EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd. The Essex-based firm will install Advanced’s MxPro 5 fire panels alongside bespoke sprinkler indication and ventilation override panels, all linked to approximately 5,000 Hochiki devices.

Chris Goddard, project manager at EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd said, “The 3Ts redevelopment project represents a massive healthcare investment for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and, once completed, will offer an improved experience for thousands of hospital patients each year.”

Goddard continued, “Configuring protection across a site of this size can often appear to be a daunting task. However, the MxPro 5’s ease of installation and scalability will help to make the challenge of implementing protection effortless. We’re confident that Advanced’s solutions will be capable of delivering high-performing protection across the hospital’s large number of zones, many with their own complex cause and effect requirements.”

Cutting-edge solution

Amanda Hope, UK business development manager at Advanced added, “We’re proud to be supplying EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd with the equipment required to ensure that valued healthcare staff, patients and the new state-of-the-art facilities will be protected by a cutting-edge fire system for years to come. The fire system will include BMS integration and a custom graphics package to provide visual representation of the fire system to end users.”

The custom-built sprinkler indication and ventilation override panels will be a showcase for the design and manufacturing work carried out by Advanced’s in-house AdSpecials team.

Phase Two of the development is a seven-storey building extending the functions of the first building, with Phase Three focused on a smaller delivery and service area to improve site management. Once complete, the two new clinical buildings of Phase One and Phase Two will cover the front half of the hospital site.

For more information, visit www.uk.advancedco.com