Polyteck Group, a leading construction and facilities management business, has completed a £200,000 contract to replace and upgrade the fire detection and alarm system at a prestigious mansion block in London’s Marylebone. The new upgrade will increase the level of fire safety at the property ensuring that the equipment used are the best available.
Harley House, originally built more than 120 years ago, offers some of the most desirable residential accommodation in the capital and safety and security is paramount for the property’s tenants.
Polyteck was tasked by client D&G Block Management to remove and decommission the old conventional fire detection and alarm systems ahead of the installation of new state of the art equipment.
This included a new Hybrid Analogue EMS Radio system, and radio heat detection technology in each apartment and all communal spaces.
The latest EMS FireCell Radio Detection and Sounders have also been installed in common areas such as stairwells and reception space, while a cause and effect system featuring delays, notifications and controls will be managed from the master system panel at the site Porters Lodges.
The company will also be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the fire alarm detection system.
Alex Georgiev, operations director, Polyteck, said: “We work in a number of high-end residential properties and are delighted to bring our expertise to Harley House. This is a stunning mansion block with a rich history and our fire detection and alarm systems will preserve this property for current residents as well as future generations.”
Sean Palmer, building services engineer, Watts Group (who consulted on the project), added: “This was a complex project to navigate due to tenants residing in the areas of works, however, we are delighted with the efficiency and consideration of the Polyteck team. The new fire detection and alarm systems are aligned to the quality standards of such a prestigious building.”