Full Fire Protection for De La Warr Pavilion

4th June 2009


Following a major £8 million restoration and redevelopment programme, completed recently, Bexhill's famous De La Warr Pavilion incorporates full fire protection system utilising a Notifier by Honeywell ID2000 system

The Pavilion, built in 1935 in the Modernist style, re-opened in October 2005 with the support of Arts Council and Heritage Lottery funding and today incorporates a 1,000 seat theatre, restaurant and bar and one of the largest contemporary art galleries in De La Warr Pavillionthe South East. "It was essential to provide an addressable, L2-graded fire protection system which met all current building requirements including BS5839 certification," confirms Colin Chadwick, commercial director at Notifier Engineered Systems Distributor (ESD), Sovereign Alarms.

Brighton-based Sovereign Alarms installed the new Notifier ID2000 protection system following a competitive tender process and has been working with Notifier by Honeywell for some 15 years.

"Notifier systems are ideally suited to leisure facilities and public arenas such as De La Warr," says Chadwick. "The ID 2000 is a typical example, providing a highly cost-effective, fully addressable, intelligent fire protection system which is easy to install, programme and operate."

Sally Ann Lycett of De La Warr Pavilion agrees and adds: "Notifier is exactly what we were looking for in terms of providing a high level of protection for visitors, our staff and the magnificent building itself. It combines robustness and reliability with the flexibility required to meet our wide ranging needs."

Work is underway to provide extra workshops at the De La Warr Pavilion and Sovereign Alarms will provide additional smoke detectors and devices for the new facilities which are planned to open later this year.