Trafford Town Hall protected by Nobel Fire Systems
Nobel Fire Systems has designed and installed a number of fire suppression systems within the recently refurbished, Grade 2 listed, Trafford Town Hall. Working closely with Trident Fire Systems and Shepherd Construction, Nobel has installed IG55 systems to the main IT data room, the ICT Communications room and the UPS room.
The original part of the building, which dates back to the 1930s, has been sensitively refurbished while the 1980s extension has been demolished and replaced with new sustainable office space with public reception and conference facilities which now opens up the town hall for public use, with rooms for community groups to hire, and a modern customer service centre.
While the refurbished building posed its own unique fire protection challenges, a key consideration in the selection process was the ability to deliver in full, on time and to an agreed budget. Nobel was able to meet all of these requirements and the tight deadline was adhered to throughout the process.
Given the fact that Trafford Town Hall will now have far more ‘public’ usage in addition to its ‘business/office’ facilities, the use of IG55 over other potential systems was considered to present the best option for this particular risk given all of the safety, environmental and physical onsite restraints. IG55 also provided a totally cost-effective solution and kept the project within the budget limitations.
Commenting on the project, Ben Parker, Nobel’s Commercial Director said;
“Working on big, prestigious development and refurbishment projects such as Trafford Town Hall is always exciting and satisfying. There’s no doubt that any fire damage to the refurbished building would have far reaching and lasting consequences. That’s why choosing the right provider of a fire protection system cannot be based on anything less than absolute trust, confidence and track record. We’ve worked with both Trident and Shepherd Construction in the past and this latest work is yet another indication of the progress that Nobel continues to make.”