Westferry House

Pacific were delighted to be chosen to install a bespoke fire detection system for Westferry House, a Grade A office space covering approx. 140,000 sq ft and situated in Europe’s busiest business district, Canary Wharf.

As a cornerstone office building situated at the western gateway, Westferry House consists of 11 storeys, complete with its very own retail promenade on the ground floor. At the core of the active fire protection for the building are six Advanced MxPro 5 fire alarm control panels, installed alongside Apollo Soteria multi-sensors.

How challenges were overcome

Pacific installed the series of MxPro 5 fire panels alongside Advanced’s remote-control terminal and repeater panel, TouchControl. This gave site the discreet and aesthetically pleasing means of viewing the fire system they desired as it needed to be installed in the building’s recently refurbished reception area.

The project had a challenging schedule, with all works needing to be complete outside of normal working hours so as not to disrupt anyone during the installation. This was challenged further by local and nationwide COVID lockdowns throughout the installation. This meant additional precautions were needed in order to complete the commissioning of the open protocol system.

The Equipment Used

Pacific chose brands Advanced and Apollo for this project, due to their ease of use and trusted branded reputation.

600 Soteria Multisensor detectors were installed along with an additional 81 Manual Call Points and 182 Interfaces.

 The system was then paired with the Advanced MxPro 5 control panel series for secure protection.

Advanced’s AdSpecials team was also commissioned by Pacific to design and manufacture a custom-built annunciator panel to control the pressurization 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.

Kirk Short, Director at Pacific said: “As long-time installers of Advanced and Apollo with many successful projects, large and small, under our belts, we know 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, and we found the AdSpecials team very easy to work with throughout the entire design process.”

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