Prysmian’s FP Plus™ Enhanced cables installed at Southampton’s SeaCity Museum
Published on 8 June 2012
Prysmian’s FP Plus™ Enhanced cables have been installed at Southampton’s SeaCity Museum, a 3,252 sqm visitor attraction that celebrates the city’s historical relationship with the sea.
SeaCity Museum is expected to attract thousands of visitors every year and as a consequence, the fire safety systems are of paramount importance. With this in mind, FP Plus™ Enhanced cables have been used for the fire alarm system and disabled refuge alarms throughout the attraction.
FP Plus™ complies with fire alarm standard, BS 5839 enhanced grade and has received BASEC and LPCB approval. FP Plus™ Enhanced cables incorporates Prysmian’s unique Insudite™, which greatly reduces the risk of third party damage.
Reavey & Sons installed 5km of FP Plus™. Tony McNeil, Senior Contracts Manager explains: “I have specified Prysmian FP Plus™ on this occasion and also in the past as they are very cost effective and always meet the specification. FP Plus™ Enhanced cables are the only cables on the market that can compare to the traditionalMICC cable.”
Tony continues, “By specifying Prysmian FP we are able speed up the process due to the ease of installation. FP Plus™ Enhanced cables come with a soft skin making the cables more dressable and productive to work with.”
Southampton’s Grade II Old Magistrate’s Court building is being transformed into the SeaCity Museum in time to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The scheme is part of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter, which is expected to bring in more than 2000 direct jobs and an additional £2.1m of visitor spend to the city each year.
The project began in January 2011 and will reach completion in time for the SeaCity’s grand opening on 10 April 2012. The museum will host two permanent exhibitions and an additional temporary exhibition that will be open for one year to showcase the history of the Titanic.
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