Kelvin Hall | A McLaughlin & Harvey Project
Working with appointed contractor Balfour Beatty, King Communications & Security are making headway in the refurbishment and upgrade of Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall. Upon completion, the new and improved site will host a sports and cultural centre, library and museum which will feature Glasgow University’s Hunterian Collection as well as Glasgow Museum’s collections. The project is targeted to achieve a BREEAM sustainability ‘very good’ rating following the refurbishment.
The £60 million project is being funded by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University, Glasgow Life, Heritage Lottery, Historic Scotland and National Libraries of Scotland. A substantial investment in creating a vibrant new attraction in the historical West End of Glasgow and a welcome contribution to the city’s diverse cultural and tourism offering. Part of the facility is also set to become Scotland’s largest public gym space.
King Communications & Security are currently installing a wide range of integrated solutions to the project which include;
- Fire Alarm Systems
- Induction Loop System
- Aspirating Smoke Detection
- Emergency Voice Evacuation Systems\ Disabled Refuge
- Disabled Toilet Alarms
- IP CCTV Cameras
- Intruder Alarm
- Access Control
The Kelvin Hall will soon house 1,500 meters of air sampling pipe, 494 smoke detectors and 10,000 meters of fire cable as part of the projects new fire system, as well as 80 access control units, 55 IP CCTV cameras and over 60,000 cable ties! The building is planned to become one of the UK’s biggest museums and our team are making fantastic progress on the project so far. Our engineers are working at heights of over 60 ft whilst being mindful to take care in preserving the B-Listed building’s vast and ornate features along the way.
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