BBC Fire Protection History

Established in 1979, BBC Fire & Security (formerly BBC Fire Protection) is one of the most respected fire life safety and security service providers operating today

Now in our fifth decade, our success has come from the application and development of our expert knowledge combined with a commitment to providing an attentive, personal service to all our customers.

dB Audio & Electronic Services Limited was acquired by Marlowe plc in November 2017 and Firecrest Services Limited was acquired by Marlowe plc in October 2018. We have since fully integrated both companies into the BBC Fire & Security business, incorporating their unique capabilities and resources.

1979 – BBC Fire Protection founded

Company incorporated by 3 founding Directors.  Trading from a former ‘Corner Shop’ in Norwich.

1985 – Bank of England

Designed, installed and protected Computer Hall with Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems

1986 – the Royal Warrant

Due to continued work at Sandringham House, we were appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as ’Purveyors of Fire Protection Systems’

1987 – Windsor Castle Restoration Project

We commenced a 10 year restoration project, providing Networked Fire Alarm Systems

1993 – Notifier Fire Systems

We became Engineered Systems Distributor for Notifier Fire Systems

1994 – 10 Downing Street

We installed a new Fire Detection & Voice Alarm System to the home of the British Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street

1995 – Sandringham House

Operating under CDM Regulations we became Principal Contractor for the first time at Sandringham House, for Her Majesty the Queen

1996 – ISO 9000 Accreditation

We were awarded ISO 9000 and LPS1014 certification by the LPCB and approval by the NICEIC

2002 – Telecoms Fibre Optic Hub Projects

Installed £¾ million of High Sensitivity Fire Detection & Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems for 186k Telecoms Fibre Optic Hub Projects

2005 – Selfridges

We received our first £1 million contract to design and install a fire detection and voice alarm system into the world renowned Selfridges Department Store on Oxford Street, London

2006 – Portable Fire Extinguishers

In response to certification requirements we embarked upon a major expansion of our Portable Fire Extinguisher operation, adding over 1000 new maintenance sites to our portfolio

2008 – Aviva Data Centre Project

We protect major data centres for Aviva incorporating; a networked Control System, with 68 High Sensitivity Air Sampling Smoke Detectors, and over 2200 other alarm devices

2009 – British Sugar

We installed a network of fire detection systems at the British Sugar Factory in Bury St Edmunds; one of the most harsh environments (including explosive ATEX areas) we have protected

2010 – Siemens Cerberus Pro

We were awarded Systems Solution Partner accreditation for Siemens Cerberus Pro Fire Solutions

2011 – HSBC

As a preferred supply chain partners, we replaced the Voice Alarm System at HSBC’s Canary Wharf Headquarters

2011 – ISO 14001 Certification

We were awarded ISO 14001 Certification in recognition of our established Environmental Management Systems

2012 – RAF Marham and Southern Housing

We secured projects for 4 Hangars at RAF Marham, and got ‘aerial’ installing Automatic Opening Vents for a project for Southern Housing

2013 – Contract success continues

Major installations completed for B3 at Kings Cross, the Energy for Waste Facility at Exeter, Deutsche Bank in Birmingham, Haileybury School, Felsted School, American School in London and Woodbridge School

2014 – BBC

We installed a major fire alarm system for our name sake at Bush House, the home of the BBC World Service for many years

2015 – Transport for London

We replaced and upgraded fire detection and voice alarm systems for the 7 Building Baker Street site using the Siemens Cerberus Pro range of solutions

2015 – US Bank

We undertook upgrade and replacement of the fire detection and alarm systems for a major US Bank

2016 – Ongoing contract success

Our contract success continued as we secured major fire alarm projects at; HMP Prescoed, St Denis Waste Incinerator, Nordex, and 4 Buildings for the Devonshire Square estate

2017 – Marlowe plc

We became part of Marlowe plc fire life safety and security Division

2011 – Notifier by Honeywell Gold Partner

Notifier by Honeywell launches its Gold Partner programme and awards us the status

2018 – dB Audio & Electronic Services Ltd

We fully integrated dB Audio & Electronic Services Ltd incorporating its unique capabilities and resources into the BBC Fire & Security business

2018 – Firecrest Services Ltd

We fully integrated Firecrest Services Ltd incorporating its unique capabilities and resources into the BBC Fire & Security business

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