Project: New Fire Detection & Alarm Systems and Upgrade & Relocation of Existing Electrical Supplies
Client: Enfield Council
A project awarded in 2019 by Enfield Council for the installation of New Fire Detection & Alarm Systems and Upgrade & Relocation of Existing Electrical Supplies at Eldon Primary School located in London N9 8LG.
Due to the project’s complexity and the intrusive nature of the works a phased programme showing the sequence of the principal parts of the work and periods for planning and design was agreed with the client prior to commencement. Phase 1 works commenced during the 2019 six-week summer break with phase 2 works being completed during the October half term and completion and final handover of phase 3 works during the Christmas break.
Fire alarm work involved the removal of the existing conventional fire detection system and the supply and installation of a new analogue addressable open protocol system providing the school with Grade ‘A’ Category ‘L2’ fire protection in accordance with the requirements of BS 5839. Electrical upgrade works involved the replacement of the existing 100A TPN supply located in a low-level electrical cupboard susceptible to water ingress and not compliant with current UKPN service termination and metering arrangements. This involved the relocation of existing equipment to a minimum height of 600mm Above Finished Floor Level (AFFL) and installation of a new cut-out supply and 63A surge protection device within a new electrical cupboard.
We acted as Principal Contractor on the project and had to liaise closely with the client and the schools site manager throughout the duration of the works. Particular attention focused on carrying out the installation without disturbing Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) identified in the Councils R&D survey.