Morley-IAS to provide A-level fire safety at City of Westminster College’s

8th August 2011

ZXSe life safety system provides full protection for £102 million Further Education College development

As part of a major £102 million investment, London's City of Westminster College has implemented a Morley-IAS by Honeywell fire system, providing comprehensive protection at its new flagship Paddington Green building.

Working with M&E contractor, Rotary Southern Ltd., Ruislip-based Morley-IAS distribution partner, CHC Systems proposed a solution incorporating five networked Morley ZX5Se panels in the seven-storey building complex. "With such a prestigious development, it was important that this was supported by a well-established and trusted fire protection solution," confirms CHC Systems' Denis Foley.

Rotary Southern has a long-standing working relationship with CHC Systems and Morley-IAS equipment. "As a result, the company had complete confidence that the installation would be trouble-free and passed by Building Control and the local fire officer first time," he adds. "Also, the solution was ideally-suited to an environment which caters for a wide range of activities on a daily basis."

Together with other college buildings in Westminster, Maida Vale and Queen's Park, the state-of-the-art new campus development welcomes more than 7,000 students and adults through its doors each year. The campus also includes community facilities such as a café with an outdoor terrace, conference facility and performance studio.

Keith Minster, Morley-IAS business manager, UK & Ireland, believes that the Paddington Green installation demonstrates how Morley-IAS equipment is ideally-suited to busy educational environments. "The cost-effective ZXSe range of fire panels offers relevant and flexible functionality, is highly robust and simple to integrate with other building management systems," he says. "Equally importantly, Morley-IAS panels are highly intuitive, making them easy for on-site staff to control rapid and safe evacuation in an ever-changing environment involving a wide range of users, including young children, students, adults and commercial businesses."