Norwich Cathedral chooses Notifier by Honeywell to provide full fire safety protection for new Visitor Centre

22nd September 2011



BBC Fire adds new ID60-based system to existing Notifier protection for Cathedral and Refectory buildings.

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Norwich Cathedral has installed a Notifier by Honeywell system to provide full fire safety protection at its new Visitor Centre, receiving the Royal seal of approval when the new facility was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen.

Norwich CathedralThe ID60-based system was installed by Notifier Gold Partner, BBC Fire and is networked with the existing Notifier system in the Cathedral and adjoining Refectory restaurant and coffee shop. The new installation includes a voice alarm system as well as full Cause and Effect functionality, in order to ensure controlled evacuation from each building in the event of a fire-related incident.

"Notifier equipment is perfectly suited to such multi-purpose environments, as it is both robust and highly flexible," confirms Simon Cavill, Sales Manager, BBC Fire. "The new building includes wide range of facilities, including a visitor exhibition centre, choir song school, classrooms and conference facilities, yet Notifier also provides a similarly high level of protection for the main Cathedral, a very different building containing priceless artefacts."

For Cathedral Sacrist, Roger Lee, the decision was based in large part on the strength of the existing relationship with BBC Fire. "The company has been second-to-none in the quality of its responsiveness and maintenance support over many years," he says. "Equally, we have been completely satisfied with the both the resilience of the Notifier equipment and the fact that it is very easy for our staff to operate."

The Hostry is the largest project undertaken at the Cathedral in recent times and has been built within the original footprint and remaining walls of the original monastic Hostry and Refectory. For over 900 years, the iconic Norman-built Cathedral has dominated the Norwich skyline and was recently voted Norfolk's favourite building.