Ordnance Survey Secured

New Southampton HQ well-protected with suite of fire and security systems

Chris Lewis Fire & Security is undertaking a comprehensive installation of fire and security systems at the Ordnance Survey’s impressive new £35 million headquarters at Adanac Park near Southampton. The site is being developed by Kier Group, and the Ordnance Survey's offices are the first of several commercial buildings planned at the park.

The Ordnance Survey HQ comprises a series of three-storey wings fanning out from a full height atrium and will house around 1,100 staff. The contract for the building’s fire and security was tendered through Kier Building Services Engineers and Chris Lewis Fire & Security was commissioned to install IP CCTV, access control, intruder alarm, and disabled refuge across the site, as well as a vehicle recognition system, and fire detection and gas suppression equipment in the building’s data centre.

The new CCTV system comprises Indigo Vision cameras and recording equipment, networked to the building’s CCTV control room. In addition to turnstiles at the main entrance, the office’s access control system comprises Cardax proximity readers on key internal doors, buzzer door entry and Mifare multi-use cards. A Galaxy intruder alarm provides extensive coverage through total perimeter protection, internal trap protection, and extensive external beam detectors. The beam detection is also integrated with the Building Management System so that if a beam is broken adjacent to an open window, the window will immediately shut to prevent unauthorised access. Each of the 17 disabled refuge stations is fitted with ISM communicators and the data centre has Novec gas suppression installed.

Chris Lewis Fire & Security is now working with Ordnance Survey staff in developing usage of the installed fire and security systems and providing ongoing maintenance services.

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