Guernsey High School Receives an Upgrade with Prysmian
FP Plus forms part of the fire alarm system with its enhanced performance. Safety, for staff and pupils, is of paramount importance and with this in mind Lauren Lloyd (Guernsey) Ltd, opted for Prysmian Cables in its installation at the new facility.
The principle contractor at Les Beaucamps site, RG Falla, also based in Guernsey, engaged Lauren Lloyd for the electrical work at the site. Installation began in October 2011, with 35km of Afumex LSX 1.5mm to 4mm, two and three core and also 10km of two core 1.5mm FP Plus
Contracts Director, Gavin Charles, at Lauren Lloyd explains: ‘Afumex LSX was used on this project as an alternative to PVC Twin and Earth as it’s a more robust cable with a better reaction to fire. This was my first experience of Afumex LSX and I am very happy with the results.’
Afumex LSX is a low smoke zero halogen (LSOH) cable with flame retardant properties, safer than PVC in the event of a fire. Afumex LSX will self extinguish when the flame is removed producing low volumes of smoke, free from toxic halogen acid gases present in PVC varieties.
Prysmian’s FP Plus with enhanced Insudite insulation provides an unmatched combination of rigidity and flexibility resulting in an easy installation for an enhanced cable. Both FP Plus and Afumex LSX achieve full compliance with test requirements including BASEC and LPCB approval.
Les Beaucamps High School currently houses 500 students and additional facilities are being added to cater for an increased intake.
The new facilities are being built adjacent to the current school so that the pupils can carry on with their studies undisturbed. The school is currently in the first phase of the £37 million redevelopment due for completion July 2012, with the
second phase, following the demolition of the old school, providing a sports hall, swimming pool and external sports facilities ready for completion in December 2013.
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