Protecting a Grade I-listed medieval granary

Posted On 07 Jan 2019
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An addressable fire alarm panel manufactured by Kentec is protecting employees, residents and property at Grade I-listed Granary Court in Norfolk.

The two-storey medieval granary and cottage, now converted into office space and meeting rooms, is constructed of flint and stone dressings, and has a plain and pantile roof. The project required a solution sensitive to the property’s age, stone construction and listing.

The solution, designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by East Coast Fire & Security includes Kentec’s single-loop Syncro AS addressable fire panel, Apollo XP95 detection devices, addressable beacon sounder bases, optical smoke detectors, heat sensors, multi-criteria sensors, manual call points (MCPs) and intelligent input/output units. The system is connected to an alarm receiving centre (ARC) to provide 24/7 monitoring.

Simon Hubbard, Director, East Coast Fire & Security, said: “The Syncro AS panel is simple to install which is useful for a project of this complexity, but more importantly it is also very easy for the customer to operate. The project was challenging because of the age of the building and because it involved working alongside other specialist contractors. The result is a project that is a great success.”