Victoria Baths

Client: Victoria Baths

BBC Fire & Security designed, installed and commissioned a Notifier ID 3000-based fire safety system at the newly-restored Victoria Baths in Camden, North London.

The Grade II listed building, which opened in 1901, has been the subject of a major £25.5 million refurbishment programme by Camden Council and has been upgraded to provide comprehensive leisure and recreation facilities internally, at the same time retaining all the historic features of the original Victorian building.

The comprehensive fire alarm system is controlled by an ID3000 fire panel, interfaced to the VA/PA system including voice alarm, public address, background music and audio induction loop systems. In addition, air sampling detection was incorporated to protect high level areas such as the fitness halls and difficult environments such as the pool hall and ‘wet’ areas.

Over 200 call points and automatic fire detectors were installed, together with more than 200 speakers, to give the early detection and alarm of fire conditions. A disabled refuge, drowning alarm and WC alarms also help provide personnel security and safety for this multi-purpose leisure facility.

Simon Cavill, Sales Manager, BBC Fire & Security states that;

“We have extensive experience in designing fire safety systems for multi-purpose public leisure sites.

“Notifier equipment is ideally suited to such applications as it is both highly robust and flexible in meeting the needs of demanding environments.

At the same time, the fact that it is easy to use and maintain is important for leisure centre management in making sure that any fire-related incident is detected and dealt with, quickly and efficiently.”