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Beauchamp City Sixth Form installs Comelit Atena fire detection panels

To ensure the ongoing safety of staff, pupils and visitors, Comelit’s Atena fire detection panels have been installed at the newly opened Beauchamp City Sixth Form in Leicester.

Beauchamp-SixthForm-ComelitAtena-21The new Sixth Form is now home to 350 A-Level students, with the four-storey college comprising of classrooms, labs, IT suites, study spaces and a library.

To ensure fire safety as part of the transformation process, main contractors worked with Avalon Technology Group, who specified Comelit’s innovative Atena fire panels to operate across the site.

Principal of the sixth form, James McKenna, said of Leicester’s newest post-16 provision: “Beauchamp City Sixth Form is an incredible new asset for both Leicestershire and the wider region. Of course, we needed to ensure we did this providing a safe environment for pupils to learn and staff to teach. Fire detection was essential right from the onset to accommodate the renovation work and ensure all facilities were safe. The teams worked together seamlessly to achieve our ambitions and we now have complete peace of mind across our fantastic building.”

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Comelit’s Atena solution is a user-friendly touch screen addressable system, with the capacity to extend to 4 loops, supporting up to 1000 devices. In total, four panels have been networked at the college to manage the overall system requirements.

Guy Stephens, Director Avalon Technology Group added: “This was a complex renovation to facilitate the integration of security and fire safety, whilst working with the main and electrical contractors to convert the empty office block into such an extensive education facility.

“For fire safety, we required simple to install systems that wouldn’t compromise on the technology component and could also accommodate the sheer size of the scheme, which required a total of 13 loops.  Comelit not only achieved this objective, but also with a focus on design, suited the modern college environment.”

Mandy Bowden, Comelit Fire BDM added: “Comelit Atena fire panels are specifically designed to enable an expansion of loop requirements to accommodate large facilities. With just four panels fitted across the building, we have been able to present compliant fire detection systems across all four floors, so staff and pupils can teach and learn in a safe environment. And there is still room for expansion to enable more to benefit from this ambitious new sixth form.”

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