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The manufacturer of fire protection equipment Bull Products has won a contract to supply its alarms during work on Bond Street Tube station in central London.
Bull’s Cygnus wireless alarm replaced a previously installed system for contractors for the project – a high-connectivity alarm system with a radio frequency which was strong enough to work underground. The product firm reports that the previous system took two minutes to send an alert to the panel from alarms situated underground at platform level. Once installed, the Cygnus received an alert instantaneously when an alarm was raised.
Working alongside project development and construction group, Skanska, and engineering company, Costain, Bull has supplied 39 Fire Call Point Alarms, 12 Heat Detectors and a Control Panel. The units have been installed across five underground floors and the platform for more than 250 workers.
Bradley Markham, Director at Bull Products, said: “Our Cygnus wireless alarm system works effectively underground and in areas of dense concrete therefore it’s an ideal solution for the project. This is another major project win in London and we’re thrilled that our alarm system is protecting so many construction workers’ lives when it matters the most.”
The redevelopment of Bond Street station, worth £300m, is part of the Elizabeth Line. The new Bond Street station will help improve accessibility and increase capacity at one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK linking the Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines.
Simon Formby, Electrical Supervisor for Bond Street Station project, added: “We’re really pleased with the Cygnus alarm system which has addressed the issues that we faced the first time around. For such a complex project, we required a system that had a long-range connection and one that would work effectively underground without any cables. The system is very compatible and efficient – now our workers can be alerted in an emergency in a matter of seconds.”