An Essential Fire Safety System for the Mental Health Facility
King Communications & Security have secured the contract to install a Fire Alarm and Aspirating Smoke Detection System to the NHS Lothian, Royal Edinburgh Hospital £48 million phase one redevelopment project.
We are pleased to provide a core life safety system for the 15,500sq m specialist mental health facility, working alongside Balfour Beatty, Morrison Construction and Engineering Consultancy, Rybka. The new hospital will play an integral role in establishing care consistency and continuity in Edinburgh and will drive outcomes for patients in the process.
Based in the Morningside area, the redevelopment will be phased over the next 10 years as the Scottish Government invests a further £120 million into future project stages. The Royal Edinburgh Hospital first opened its doors in 1813, and now 203 years on, the site is preparing to build a Robert Fergusson National Brain Injury unit as well as provide services in:
- Adult Acute Mental Health and Rehabilitation
- Elderly Mental Health Services
- Intensive Psychiatric Care
Our new fire system will be integrated with the hospital’s existing McKinnon House building, and upon thorough assessment and review of fire panel and repeater solutions, we will be working with partners Notifier by Honeywell to provide a quality and standard compliant system to the facility.
King Communications & Security are recognised Fire and Security System providers for sensitive public health environments and have recently completed a project at Glasgow’s Leverndale Hospital which featured solutions in Nursecall, Staff Attack and Door Entry.
Phase one of the project will hand over at the end of this year and our team have already been progressing works at the site. We are thrilled to work continually with the NHS across multiple districts, developing on the range and scope of the systems we currently provide individual care environments.