Happy Christmas from the team at Cygnus

It has been a very busy year for the Cygnus team! We’ve been working on some exciting new projects, including high-rise luxury residential development, South Quay Plaza, Wardian London, and Crossrail – Europe’s biggest construction project. Our team has also been developing new fire safety technologies, to be revealed in 2020, making construction site safety[…]

Maximising fire safety in 2020 with Cygnus

Construction sites present complex circumstances when it comes to fire protection, with lots of potential risks and hazards onsite, with over 400 reported construction site fires in 2017 alone.[1] To maximise fire safety on your site in 2020, a wireless alarm system is crucial to… …Give adequate warning The HSE advises that a temporary system[…]

Major London demolition protected by Cygnus

The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been chosen to offer fire safety protection during the demolition of high-rise London office buildings, Landmark House and Thames Tower. The demolition will commence in January 2020 to make way for a new development featuring two office blocks at six and 22-storeys, and a 22-storey hotel; the tallest in[…]

Cygnus protects next phase of University of Brighton development

We are excited to announce that the Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been chosen to protect the next phase of the University of Brighton development. In partnership with one of the leading construction companies, Bouygues, the multi-million-pound development is the university’s largest campus. Due for completion in 2021, the new phase will include five new[…]

Cygnus protects the largest regeneration project outside of London

The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System is maximising fire safety for workers, as the largest regeneration scheme of its kind outside of London commences. The Keepmoat Homes NorthBridge housing development, at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area in Glasgow is a £250 million development set to transform the city. Due for completion in 2021, the development will[…]

Maximise high-rise fire safety with the Cygnus alarm system

By 2025, around 541 new high-rise buildings will be constructed in London[1], but these developments bring with them high risks for employees, including the breakout of fires and managing those fire risks. Construction companies and employees must be aware of the fire risks of working on the construction of high-rise buildings, and more importantly, how[…]

Cygnus wireless alarm system protects shipyards

This week, we spoke to Ferenc Szell, managing director at Norwegian distributor, Vestcom. Over the past year, 50 of our Cygnus Wireless Alarm Systems have been supplied to Vestcom to protect several shipyards. Ferenc tells us more. Why is fire safety so important during the construction of ships? All of our shipyard clients are building[…]

Cygnus Wireless Alarm System – Your Questions Answered

This week, we caught up with our technical director, Giles Hemmings, who tells us more about the history of the Cygnus Wireless Alarm System, its key features and benefits to the construction industry. Where did the term ‘Cygnus’ originate from? The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been named after the constellation Cygnus A which was[…]