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Canary Wharf office upgrades to Advanced protection

07 December 2021

A HOST of industry-leading fire protection solutions from Advanced, have been installed to protect approximately 140,000 sq ft of Grade A office space at Westferry House, Canary Wharf.

As a cornerstone office building situated at the western gateway to what is Europe’s largest and most successful business district, Westferry House consists of 11 storeys and features its own retail promenade on the ground floor. At the core of the active fire protection regime for the building are six MxPro 5 fire alarm control panels installed alongside Apollo’s Soteria multi-sensors.

Responsible for all aspects of the installation, as well as the future maintenance of the system, is Advanced’s partner organisation Pacific Security Systems Ltd. The Kent-based fire and security specialists have installed the MxPro 5 fire panels alongside Advanced’s remote control terminal and repeater panel, namely TouchControl, to provide a discreet and aesthetically pleasing means of viewing the fire system in the building’s recently refurbished reception area.

Members of Advanced’s AdSpecials team were also commissioned by Pacific Security Systems Ltd to design and manufacture a custom-built annunciator panel to control the pressurisation and extraction fans and dampers on all floors of the building. The annunciator also integrates with the building’s VA/PA system to provide manual control of messages on all floors.

Bespoke solution

Kirk Short, director at Pacific Security Systems Ltd said, “As long-time installers of Advanced’s products across many successful projects, we know that its solutions are both reliable and user friendly. The bespoke equipment we required for the fire system upgrade at Westferry House is of an excellent standard. We also found the AdSpecials team members very easy to work with throughout the entire design process.”

Advanced’s AdSpecials team works with customers requiring bespoke fire panels to design and manufacture tailored fire system solutions, whatever the installation challenge.

Amanda Hope, UK fire business development manager at Advanced, stated: “Canary Wharf attracts some of the world’s most respected and successful companies. It’s fantastic that our solutions have been installed in such a prestigious commercial office space. Westferry House is just a stone’s throw from the Landmark Pinnacle, the UK’s tallest residential building and another iconic site protected by our MxPro 5 panels.

“Westferry House is also a fantastic example of where our TouchControl solution comes into its own, providing additional monitoring and control in a sleek and versatile format that complements the building’s stylish reception space.”

TouchControl is a low-profile, high-resolution touchscreen repeater that makes it easy to check fire system status via interactive maps and zone plans, while harmonising with a wide range of interiors. When in standby mode, it can be used to display branding, advertisements and information, but will instantly revert to fire operation when a fire condition occurs.

For more information, visit uk.advancedco.com