Pressure relief for Nobel and Network Rail
Network Rail is transforming London Bridge station, the fourth busiest station in the country by creating new platforms for more trains, building a new concourse, and creating a bigger and better station for passengers. The station brings around 50 million passengers into the capital each year and the redevelopment work will mean up to 18 trains passing through London Bridge every hour.
As part of the overall development programme, Nobel Fire Systems, a world leader in special risk fire suppression has been commissioned by Cook Fire & Security to design and install an IG541 suppression system for the on-site server rooms.
With extensive experience in both the transport and data protection sectors, and a long standing relationship with Cook Fire, Nobel was well positioned to take on a project of this scale and significance for Network Rail. The location of the server rooms in the arches made for some complex and challenging situations when designing and installing the system, but with Nobel’s significant know-how of working on projects of a similar nature these challenges were successfully overcome. Phase 1 was completed on schedule at the end of December with Phase 2 scheduled for the summer of 2015.
Commenting on the Network Rail project, Ben Parker, Nobel’s Commercial Director said; “Given the fact that London Bridge will have hugely increased ‘public’ usage in addition to its enhanced ‘business and office’ capacity, the use of IG541 over other potential systems was considered to present the best option for this particular risk given all of the safety, environmental and physical on-site constraints .
We’ve worked with Cook Fire & Security on other large and prestigious development and refurbishment projects and it’s always exciting and satisfying to work with fellow professionals in this way. They know that choosing the right provider of a fire protection system can only be based on absolute trust, confidence and track record. This latest work is yet another indication of the progress that Nobel continues to make”