Notts fire and security specialist to work on £31m redevelopment project

Colin Milligan

Nottinghamshire-based fire and security solutions provider Tecserv is playing an important role in a £31m masterplan to redevelop the area around Coventry Railway station in the West Midlands.

The firm, based at Underwood, will be installing fire and security systems for new offices on the site.

This initial phase on Friargate involves the construction of “Friargate One”, a 15 storey office building which will eventually become the new offices of Coventry City City Council. The Friargate scheme is a £100 million regeneration project delivering 37 acres of Grade A offices, hotels, residential and leisure space. The development will span 3,200,000 sq ft and provide 15,000 new jobs when complete.

Appointed by electrical & mechanical contractors Derry Building Services, Tecserv has responsibility for the design, installation and commissioning of the fire alarm, fire suppression, CCTV surveillance, access control, intruder alarm systems and disabled refuges and WC alarms on all floors of Friargate One.

The office block is a completely new build and has involved Tecserv working alongside other contractors to co-ordinate the routing of cabling and other ancillary devices alongside the installation of other heating, ventilation and IT system requirements on a floor by floor basis.

The construction of Friargate One is still in progress and is due to be completed later in 2017. The redevelopment master plan is expected to continue well into 2019.

Colin Milligan, Tecserv sales director, said: “Having previously worked on other projects with Derry Building Services, Tecserv was chosen because of our previous track record and our ability to supply a fully compliant fire protection system. As this was to be a public building, our in-depth understanding of the needs of disabled persons in a multi-story building also assisted during the design stages”.