Advanced scores fire safety system upgrade at Stamford Bridge

Advanced scores fire safety system upgrade at Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club, now boasts an upgraded fire safety system thanks to TP Fire & Security’s installation of Advanced equipment, ensuring protection and peace of mind for fans and staff.

The project at the London stadium involved replacing 14 existing fire alarm panels with a network of 17 Advanced MxPro 5s and three repeater panels, while ensuring uninterrupted functionality throughout the transition.

The systematic decommissioning of the old system and installation of the new MxPro 5 network throughout the stadium, plus the integration of two new PC-Net graphics systems, demanded careful planning and efficiency. Despite the complexity of the task, the work was successfully completed in just six days, meeting the client’s stringent requirements for continuous protection and performance.

Stamford Bridge, situated in Fulham, West London, has been the home of Chelsea FC since 1905. With a capacity of 40,343, it stands as one of England’s most historic football venues. From its humble beginnings as an athletics ground in 1877, Stamford Bridge has evolved into a modern, all-seater stadium, hosting a myriad of sporting events, including football, cricket, rugby, and even speedway.

Simon Fiddy, Project Manager at TP Fire & Security, says, “The successful upgrade at Stamford Bridge is testament to our team’s expertise and dedication and the ease of use of Advanced products. Despite the challenges posed by the scale and complexity of the installation, the exacting schedule and the need for continuous operation, we delivered a seamless transition to the new Advanced system. Chelsea FC’s satisfaction with the completed project underscores our commitment to excellence in fire safety solutions.”

Robert Ives, Fire Safety Officer for Chelsea Football Club, adds, “Ensuring the safety of Stamford Bridge and its occupants is our top priority, and the successful upgrade to our fire safety system plays a significant part in that goal. I’m relieved to have implemented a reliable and adaptable solution, ensuring continuous protection for Chelsea FC and its loyal supporters. I extend my thanks to all parties involved, whose expertise and dedication made this project a resounding success.”

Salvy Vittozzi, Regional Sales Manager for the South East, notes, “We’re proud to have contributed to the enhancement of fire safety measures at Stamford Bridge. Advanced equipment offers the reliability and flexibility demanded by large venues like Chelsea FC. This successful project highlights the effectiveness of our solutions in safeguarding iconic landmarks and ensuring the protection of occupants and assets.”

The fire alarm system upgrade at Stamford Bridge combined cutting-edge technology and expert installation, resulting in enhanced safety and peace of mind for Chelsea FC and its supporters.

MxPro 5 is a leading multiprotocol fire panel and is certified by FM Approvals to EN 54 Parts 2 and 4. It offers customers a choice of four detector protocols and a completely open installer network, backed up by free training and support. MxPro 5 can be used in single-loop, single-panel format, or easily configured into high-speed networks of up to 200 panels covering huge areas. Ease of installation and configuration, as well as its wide range of peripheral options, make MxPro 5 customisable to almost any application.

The MxPro 5’s stand-out false alarm management capabilities are available as standard. AlarmCalm delivers unprecedented control of verification and investigation delays. By dividing sites up into virtual false alarm ‘building areas’ independent of fire zones, much more precise control of false alarm management and reduction strategies can be achieved that exactly fit the needs of each part of a building. An optional AlarmCalm button allows trained occupants to verify if they believe a local fire signal is a false alarm too – a highly effective way of eliminating unwanted alarms.

The MxPro 5 BMS/graphics interface allows BMS systems and graphical control PCs to be easily integrated with the MxPro 5 series of fire control panels and remote terminals using a simple RS232 connection. Multiple interfaces can be connected to the network catering for sites requiring control from a number of graphical PCs.

As an expert in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems, Advanced products are specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. The Advanced portfolio includes complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, false alarm management and reduction systems as well as emergency lighting.

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