BDS installs FAAST in 100 year old St Lukes chapel
1st May 2015
Surrey based, BDS selects FAAST for Kings College Hospitals beautiful St Lukes chapel.
The beautiful 100-year-old chapel in King’s College Hospital, London, is now being protected with FAAST aspirating smoke detection technology.
With aesthetic considerations a high priority, our FAAST LT panel has been installed out of sight in the loft above the vaulted ceiling of St Luke’s chapel. A network of four barely-visible capillary pipes runs down from the panel into the chapel to monitor the air and give the earliest possible warning of fire.
The FAAST panel is networked to the Morley-IAS system which provides fire protection to the entire hospital. Connection to the Morley-IAS system was achieved by extending an existing loop circuit below the chapel up into the roof space. The chapel, which is on the first floor of Cheyne Wing and is used every day for acts of worship, previously had no dedicated fire detection.
The installation of the FAAST technology was undertaken by Surrey-based Bespoke Detection Services, a Morley-IAS customer. It was part of the major upgrade of fire protection being conducted by BDS across the entire hospital campus in Camberwell.
“The chapel is a space where aesthetics are a real consideration and not conducive to the use of point detectors on the ceiling,” said Neil Buckfield, BDS operational accounts manager. “FAAST was the obvious choice for us, as its technology is barely visible to anyone using the chapel and its detection is second to none. It was a very easy and painless installation.”