Africa Centre in London reopens with new wireless fire devices from Hyfire

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£6.5m refurbishment includes installation of Hyfire’s Taurus wireless fire devices

The Africa Centre, an acclaimed cultural and community hub in Southwark, South London, has recently been reopened by King Charles III following a £6.5m refurbishment.

The refurbishment included the installation of 158 Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire.

The Africa Centre is known for promoting creativity, innovation, and cultural exchange within the African and Diaspora community.

It organises a range of programmes and events to encourage engagement and understanding between African cultures and the UK.

Triple Star Fire & Security Limited implements wireless fire system

The new fire system, designed and implemented by Triple Star Fire & Security Limited, includes an Advanced MxPro 5 fire panel that covers all six floors of the building.

The Taurus devices were chosen for the project due to the speed of their installation and product availability.

Daren Pool, Managing Director at Triple Star Fire & Security Limited, commented: “Working on such an important venue like The Africa Centre has been a remarkable experience.

“The venue has been refurbished to the highest standards and the Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire offered the ideal solution, providing a discrete and effective fire system.”

Hyfire’s Taurus wireless fire devices: high performance and rapid installation

Hyfire, a leading provider of wireless fire devices, boasts a wide range of products that cater to commercial standards.

They include optical, multi-criteria and heat detectors, all certified to EN54 and fully compliant with BS5839 Part 1.

“We are proud to be part of this project, providing state-of-the-art fire safety technology to an institution as respected as The Africa Centre,” said Ollie Murray, Head of Sales at Hyfire.

The Taurus wireless fire devices have been developed in Trieste, Italy, a global hub for wireless fire design.

These devices feature Pathfinder Technology, which allows communication over a distance of 1km, expanding further with additional expansion hops.

Sarah Clark, Chief Finance and Operations Officer at The Africa Centre, said: “The safety of our visitors and staff is paramount.

“We are very pleased with the performance of the system and confident that the Hyfire Taurus wireless fire devices will provide the highest level of protection.”

Comment Section – International Fire & Safety Journal:

This installation demonstrates how wireless fire technology can seamlessly integrate into extensive refurbishment projects while ensuring top safety standards.

The installation of Hyfire’s Taurus devices at such a prestigious venue as The Africa Centre signals a clear commitment to prioritising safety, which is vital for public institutions.

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