FP with Honours
FP200 Gold from Prysmian has been installed into the fire alarm system for a new student accommodation block for the University of Liverpool, Vine Court Residences. Split into two buildings Vine Court provides 710 en-suite rooms for students, built with sustainability at its core. Liverpool based contractor Carpenter Projects carried out the FP cable install, finding the FP200 Gold cable easy and quick to install.
FP200 Gold is the perfect choice whenever a ‘standard’ fire resistant cable is needed. It has excellent data and signal transmission characteristics and is ideal for fire alarm systems. FP200 Gold complies with fire alarm standard BS 5839 and the emergency lighting standard BS 5266 as “standard” fire resistant cable. Also, FP200 Gold has received BASEC and LPCB approval and includes Prysmian’s unique, damage resistant Insudite insulation. This significantly reduces the risk of accidental damage during installation or third party damage post commissioning.
Vine Court offers a mix of catered and self-catering accommodation in cluster configuration and it delivers high quality accommodation to enhance the student experience. It opened for the start of the new academic year last September, 2012.
The development is the first stage of a long term plan for the University of Liverpool to provide 3,500 student beds within the city campus area., through major refurbishment projects and new build developments. This new build development represents a major step in the delivery of this strategy and along with major refurbishments this will raise the international and UK profile of the university.
Prysmian Leeds the Way
Prysmian’s FP PLUS and FP 600S, along with Afumex BS6724, Prysmian’s Low Smoke Zero Halogen cable, have been specified and installed in a new £350 million shopping centre development in Leeds.
Trinity Leeds will have a million square feet of space traversing three of the busiest shopping streets in Leeds; Briggate, Albion and Commercial Street. It opens its doors in March 2013 and a footfall of 23 million visitors is forecasted in its first year.
The fire alarm systems in the centre are therefore of the utmost importance for protecting this influx of shoppers. For this reason, Prysmian’s FP PLUS was installed in these systems. FP PLUS is an ‘enhanced', hard skin, dressable fire resistant cable that meets the requirements of BS 5839.
Due to the sheer size of the Trinity Centre, with its vast area spanning three levels, Prysmian’s most robust fire-resistant cable, FP 600S, was also specified. Designed and developed for the toughest British Standard fire test for cables, BS8491 F120, FP 600S was the ideal specification for Trinity, as it is suitable for use in all power and control circuits, as defined in BS8519:2010, installed in ‘large and complex buildings’.
Choosing FP 600S means that specifiers can also be confident that the cable meets all the necessary requirements of Approved Document B of the building regulations.
For the non-emergency circuits, Afumex BS6724 Low Smoke Cable has been installed.
Afumex is Prysmian’s range of low smoke, zero halogen (LSOH) flame-retardant cables. Afumex BS6724 is an armoured power cable which offers high mechanical protection all Afumex cables are LSOH which, in the event of a fire, will emit only very low levels of smoke and non-toxic levels of halogen acid gas.
For such a huge development with highly populated enclosed areas, minimising the presence of toxic smoke in the event of a fire is essential.
Trinity Leeds, developed by Land Securities, one of Britain’s biggest property developers, will have 120 shops, 12 restaurants, bars and cafes and the biggest Everyman cinema in Britain.