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Black Box is protecting Manchester Life

City Centre developers Ameon approached Black Box, as a trusted partner, to deliver Fire Detection and Alarm systems, bespoke fire engineered solutions to trigger the building’s smoke ventilation system throughout its Manchester Life development

 The specialist team worked with Manchester Life’s preferred fire alarm equipment provider to deliver these complex and bespoke systems without outside intervention, to tight timescales and on budget.

 These high-end apartment buildings are breathing new life into the Ancoats area of Manchester. These new builds are unique as they often incorporate some elements of an existing landmark building into the new design. For example, taking the entrance of a pub and incorporating existing stonework into the design.

 The project has also included CCTV with remote monitoring capability, access controlled entry, intercom within every apartment to allow for ground floor door release, radio fob car park entry to raise the parking garage roller shutter without leaving the vehicle and panic alarms and door monitoring to protect staff and residents.

 David Barnes of Black Box said: “The key deliverable here is a working and safe building where these critical systems are handed over fault free ahead of schedule to help ensure the building opens on time and on budget.

 “Following Grenfell all eyes are on these types of buildings, so the work must be faultless as lives very much depend on these systems performing as intended in all situations. The systems installed are all of strong pedigree and offer an excellent whole life cycle cost to the client.”

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