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At one of the largest regeneration schemes in Scotland, Quartermile in Edinburgh, fire protection equipment manufacturer Bull Products is to supply its Cygnus Fire Alarm. The scheme will feature luxury apartments, cafes and businesses in the centre of the Scottish capital. The project, which will be worth £400m once complete, will include more than 1,000 apartments, a hotel, 300,000sqft of office space and 78,000sqft of leisure space for bars and restaurants.
Bull has been contracted to supply more than 145 of its Cygnus devices including the Fire Call Point and Heat Detectors, for worker protection during the building.
Bull has also supplied its mobile detection product which is part of the fire point stations. Unlike mobile fire point stations, heat and smoke detectors have to be fixed to ceilings or walls using ladders or podiums, which can be cumbersome and impose a risk of a fall from height, the product firm says. The mobile detection device provided a solution for Quartermile as the contractors required a product that wouldn’t tamper with the ceilings due to hazardous substances. The height adjustable device can be raised to a height of over 3 metres allowing the detector attached to the top to be positioned at any height between 2.1 and 3.2 metres from the ground.
The Cygnus radio product has been used on construction projects across the UK including Bond Street station, Crossrail, and Battersea Power Station. It has been designed for use on construction sites where changing site conditions may demand a higher performance from the radio than those found in standard wireless fire systems, the firm says.
Matthew Trigwell, Sales Director at Bull Products, says: “Our portfolio of project wins emphasises the versatility of our Cygnus alarm system and that it can be used for any project during the construction phase, no matter what the requirements. We’re excited to be working on this major development and providing our range of life-saving fire protection equipment.”