During a major refurbishment of St Nicholas Church in Bristol a new analogue addressable fire alarm system was supplied and commissioned by Coomber Fire and Security Systems who are a Nittan Elite Partner and BAFE SP203-1 & SP101 accredited.
Grade II* listed, St Nicholas Church was built in 1769, although the crypt dates back to medieval times. St. Nicholas has always played an important role in Bristol, whether it be for worship, providing shelter during WWII or, more recently, home to Bristol City Council tourist office and archive. The church was reopened in 2018 as a centre for worship, mission and social engagement continuing this legacy of being a church “in the city, for the city”.
To protect this much-loved building, a Nittan Evolution analogue addressable fire detection system has been installed throughout, featuring automatic fire devices including smoke and heat detectors and fire beam detection to cover high level and areas to protect the aesthetics of the Church, call points and high output sounder beacons were also installed in appropriate areas for compliance and safety.
The whole design and installation of the system gives high protection in the event of a fire, to keep users of the premises safer, and reduce damage to the building.
Coomber Fire and Security Systems is the largest independent fire and security installer in Somerset. It chose Nittan for this project based on the reliability and quality of its Evolution range combined with the increased loop voltage which allows for longer cable runs; “ideal in an old church of this size” states Adam our Senior Fire Systems Commissioning and Technical Engineer