WES+ wireless fire alarm system from Ramtech Electronics have been specified by Lovell at its site in Dagenham.
Lovell has specified WES+ wireless fire alarm system from Ramtech Electronics for the redevelopment of a former gravel pit and landfill site at Lymington Fields, Dagenham. The development is a four year, £102m project that will transform the site into a mixed tenure housing scheme.
WES+, which incorporates automatic heat/smoke detection units, is now providing 24/7 fire alarm coverage across this large residential site.
Being compliant with the relevant sections of EN 54 means that WES+ will help to ensure the safety of personnel working on site as well new homeowners that will move into the properties as they are completed, due to the ability of fire to spread.
All homes at Lymington Fields are required to meet equivalent to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which is being achieved by incorporating a range of energy efficiency measures. It will create 416 homes of which 257 properties are for outright sale by Lovell and 159 are affordable homes for rent and shared ownership.
Richard Moore, project manager of the Lovell Dagenham site, said: “One of the reasons we specified WES+ for this site was because it is very easy to add or remove units as the site develops.
“Being able to add extra units was an important factor for us, considering the scale of this site. It is reassuring to know that the WES+ could provide coverage across the entire development. We like the fact that the automatic heat and smoke detectors remove much of the reliance on human intervention.”
Heat and smoke detectors were specified for the WES+ system because they provide 24/7 protection, even when the site is vacated at nights and weekends. The system sends SMS text alerts to nominated personnel in the event of a fire, allowing them to immediately inform fire and rescue services.