Commercial fire, security and communication systems provider PEL Services has been awarded a three-year, fully comprehensive contract for fire alarm service and maintenance at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) headquarters in Watford.
The BRE is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings through research and knowledge generation. In fact, the BRE has been making a positive difference in the built environment since 1921.
Richard Tattersall, estates compliance manager at the BRE, told Risk UK: “We had been working with a single fire alarm supplier for 15 years and were looking for a more comprehensive agreement. PEL Services was successful in the tender process. PEL is flexible when it comes to meeting our needs and we have been very happy with the company’s service.”
For PEL, the awarding of this contract validates the business’ commitment to providing high quality service and products that meet the most demanding of standards, among them LPS1014.
Conventional and addressable fire alarm systems
PEL is now responsible for maintaining both the conventional and addressable fire alarm systems covering 1,500 devices across 33 buildings at BRE’s site in Garston near Watford, Hertfordshire. This includes systems protecting BRE’s Innovation Park, home to some of the world’s most sustainable buildings.
In addition to maintaining the fire alarm system, PEL has now achieved Approved Contractor status to BRE and has been working on the design, installation and commissioning of new or re-modelled fire detection and alarm systems.
PEL Services operates throughout the UK and overseas, supporting markets as diverse as local authorities, public utilities, finance, healthcare, education and retail. In addition to fully comprehensive maintenance schedules, PEL Services designs, supplies, installs and commissions sound, fire, security and communications systems.