Moulton College Students Accommodation

Ctec New Fire Detection System

Moulton College was established in 1921 and prides itself on delivering a wide range of outstanding educational courses from pre-entry level right through to degrees and postgraduate degrees. Moulton College campus is located on the edge of the village of Moulton which is approximately 5 miles north of Northampton town centre. Moulton College campus is spread across three sites, namely Main Site, the Pitsford Centre and the Holcot Centre.

The project consisted of six new accommodation blocks built on a sloping greenfield site owned by the College and located on the Holcot Site. Each accommodation block has around 26 – 28 rooms accommodating students and, in some cases, wardens. The blocks are two-storey with pitched roofs, and have a single central staircase and lift connected to clusters of rooms. Each room cluster will have a kitchen and dining area. The bedrooms will be en-suite. The gross internal floor area of the project is approximately 3,750 m².

The existing site is covered with an ADT fire system which wasn’t considered as suitable for this new development.

Leader Systems were employed to develop a scheme that would provide a competitively priced alternative, allowing for a separate control panel in each block, networked together and ultimately interfaced with the site system.

The requirement for a separate networked control panel in each block made the scheme potentially expensive but by using the Ctec range of XFP panels we were able to offer all of the facilities required and especially local control in each block but at a fraction of the cost of using other panel types.

C-TEC’s XFP range of networkable analogue addressable fire panels offer high performance at a competitive price.

Third-party certified to the latest versions of EN54 parts 2 & 4 by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, the XFP is available in three different formats – 1 loop 16 zone, 1 loop 32 zone and 2 loop 32 zone.

Up to eight XFP master panels (any variant) can be interconnected, making the range ideal for use in larger applications such as office blocks, shopping complexes and big industrial sites as well as in smaller, stand-alone applications due to its competitive price.

The XFP is also fully compatible with C-TEC’s Hush Button fire alarm solution for Houses of Multiple Occupation.

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