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Complex sixth form college site gets Hochiki fire system upgrade

Founded over 400 years ago by Sir William Paston, Paston College in Norfolk, with its notable alumni list including Admiral Nelson to British Actor Stephen Fry, has dramatically transformed over the years.

In late 2017, Paston Sixth Form College merged with City College Norwich to become Paston College. This marked a significant milestone in the history of both colleges and saw the expansion of education and training opportunities for learners and employers in North Norfolk.

Following a recommendation from Norwich Education Services, a completely new fire system was required which would need to meet BS5839 Part 1 2017 for an L2 category.  The life safety system installation project required networking across multiple sites and buildings as well as ensuring the protection of the historic Nelson Museum. And with a main road acting as a physical divide through the middle of the campus this was a complex project to undertake.

TP Fire & Security were commissioned to install the new system who selected Hochiki’s ESP intelligent range of addressable fire detection and alarm equipment.

Kevin Harris from TP Fire & Security commented:

“This was an incredibly complex project. We were working with modern and historic buildings, we had to ensure the protection of the Nelson Museum, and of course the campus is split right down the middle by a main road. We chose Hochiki because they are incredibly reliable in reducing false alarms and the Hochiki products afforded us the flexibility with the systems and devices that were needed. Hochiki devices are also the simplest on the market when it comes to installation, keeping the college safe and operational all the while. Due to this same simplicity ongoing maintenance can be managed all well within budget”

Lionel Levinson, Estates and Facilities Surveyor:

“Our campus is split by a main road and given our historical building status this project needed to be handled carefully and the products chosen needed to be the best on the market. Working with TP Fire was easy and efficient, and we were confident in the products from Hochiki that they recommended.”

To find out more about this project or the products used visit the Hochiki website.

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