Stratford Shopping Centre
Baldwin Boxall’s Marketing Director, Nick Baldwin, was recently given a tour behind the scenes at The Stratford City shopping centre. This was to view the OmniCare system which has been installed in the centre by PFS Group Ltd. The visit revealed the scale of the project, just under two million square foot equates to a lot of space and the engineers from PFS Group certainly wore down the shoe leather during the installation process!
The Westfield Stratford City is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe and consists of around 300 stores, 30 restaurants, hotels, casino, cinema .. and more. Approximately 27,000 people worked throughout the construction and the centre now employs around 10,500 people.
Fire-Cryer® multi-message voice sounders ensure cinema goers are not confused by conventional alarms during evacuation.The ODEON cinema in Camden, London has upgraded to Vimpex’s Fire-Cryer® Plus 7-message voice sounders to ensure fast and safe evacuation of staff and the public in the event of a fire. The combination of the common alarm tone with clear and unambiguous voice messages ensures that there is no confusion when building evacuation is required. The Fire-Cryer® was specified by Peter Ford, ODEON UK’s Risk Management Director, following its use in many other ODEON cinemas across the UK in recent years. The upgrade was designed and installed by PFS Group Ltd, who has also worked on many of the other ODEON projects.
Since Westfield Stratford City opened its doors in east London last September amid a flurry of publicity, its 300 stores have lived up to the hype with thousands of visitors flocking to the shopping centre. The new £1.4 billion Westfield project is Europe’s largest urban shopping mall and will form a formidable gateway to the London 2012 Olympics. Fire protection specialists PFS Group Ltd, is one of a huge network of contractors that was involved with the electrical installation systems in the building’s 1.9 million square feet of retail and leisure space. The Essex based fire company worked with several industry partners to provide the highest quality fire detection solution for the entire Landlord’s area of the mall.
St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Kent
PFS Group Ltd installed the system at the St George’s Church of England Foundation School, after it was built under the Building schools for the Future programme.
The school, which is mostly open plan and constructed from glass, presented some acoustic challenges. PFS Group Ltd addressed the acoustic environment and potential reverberations with a fully integrated Gent Vigilon Compact Voice system.