A fault-tolerant network of fire alarm control panels from Advanced has been selected to protect the 3Ts Redevelopment program at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
36 4-loop MxPro 5 fire panels, 46 repeater panels, and two custom-built AdSpecials panels from UK-manufacturer, Advanced, are to be installed at Brighton’s 3Ts hospital redevelopment as part of phase one of the program.
Phase one involves the construction of a 13-story building with two basement levels, located on the main Royal Sussex County Hospital site. Incorporating all the functions of a modern hospital, the building will include a three-story atrium reception, outpatient departments, operating theatres, wards, a teaching facility, and administration facilities.
The three-phase building works will deliver improved accommodation for more than 40 wards and departments, supporting the Trust’s role as a regional center for teaching, trauma, and tertiary care at Royal Sussex County Hospital. The new facilities will meet the highest clinical standards and offers patients a modern, spacious care environment.
Ease of installation and scalability
MxPro 5’s ease of installation and scalability will help to make the challenge of implementing protection effortlessly"
Taking a lead role in the cabling, first and second fix for the fire system throughout phase one of the project are EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd. The Essex-based firm will install Advanced’s MxPro 5 fire panels alongside bespoke sprinkler indication and ventilation override panels, all linked to approximately 5,000 Hochiki devices.
Chris Goddard, Project Manager at EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd, said, “The 3Ts redevelopment project represents a massive healthcare investment for Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and, once completed, will offer an improved experience for thousands of hospital patients each year.”
“Configuring protection across a site of this size can often appear daunting; however the MxPro 5’s ease of installation and scalability will help to make the challenge of implementing protection effortlessly. As long-term users of Advanced, we’re confident that its solutions will be capable of delivering high-performing protection across the hospital’s large number of zones, many with their own complex cause and effect requirements.”
Cutting-edge fire system
Amanda Hope, UK Business Development Manager at Advanced, said, “We’re proud to be supplying our partners, EA-RS Fire Engineering Ltd, with the equipment required to ensure that the valued healthcare staff, patients, and these state-of-the-art facilities will be protected by a cutting-edge fire system for years to come.”
“The fire system will include BMS integration and a custom graphics package to provide a visual representation of the fire system to end-users. The custom-built sprinkler indication and ventilation override panels will be a showcase for the fantastic design and manufacturing work done by our in-house AdSpecials department."
"As work progresses on the redevelopment of Royal Sussex County Hospital, Advanced’s high-speed, fault-tolerant networks, which are renowned for their resilience, will come into their own, with the expansion of the fire detection system across phases two and three of the project.”
Multiprotocol fire system
MxPro 5 is a multiprotocol fire system solution and was recently certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard
Phase two of the development is a seven-story building extending the functions of the first building, with stage three being a smaller delivery and service area to improve site management. Once complete, the two new clinical buildings of phases one and two will cover the front half of the hospital site.
MxPro 5 is a multiprotocol fire system solution and was recently certified by FM Approvals to the EN 54 standard. It offers customers a choice of four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support.
MxPro 5 panels can be used in single-loop, single-panel format, or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas. Ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide peripheral range, make MxPro 5 customizable to almost any application.