£260 million Bradford Broadway retail complex safeguarded by Advanced fire panels

Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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The Broadway is the latest UK retail venture for property investment management business Meyer Bergman, which also owns The Bentall Centre in Kingston upon Thames and London’s iconic Burlington Arcade. It’s home to over 570,000 sq ft of retail and leisure units in addition to 1,300 parking spaces.

At the heart of The Broadway’s active fire protection system is a network of ten Advanced MxPro 5 intelligent multiprotocol panels. This network is augmented by a TouchControl touchscreen repeater panel, a special evacuation zone control package, a BMS interface and a bespoke PC-based graphical user interface. The network was designed, configured and commissioned by Carlton Fire Systems, a long-time Advanced partner, with the installation of equipment and cables being undertaken by Pitts Wilson Electrical.

TouchControl is a fully-functional remote terminal and repeater with a ten-inch HD touchscreen that delivers new solutions including Active Maps and zone plans. These are easily added to the system from almost any drawing or image.

The TouchControl interface offers fire panel, network control and reporting right down to individual device level.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.