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[…]

Cygnus protects high-rise residential development

We are excited to announce that our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been selected to protect the construction of a new high-rise residential development in London – South Quay Plaza. The development has been designed by world-leading architects, Foster + Partners, and will feature 2.6 acres of landscaped gardens, a residents’ club lounge, as well[…]

Cygnus chosen to protect prestigious Old Admiralty Building

Over 300 Cygnus Wireless Alarm System units have been installed onsite to protect the refurbishment of the world famous, Grade II listed, Old Admiralty Building that is being transformed into the new home for the Department for Education. The Old Admiralty building has housed some of the country’s most famous historical figures, and was most[…]

Protecting high-rise construction with evacuation alarms

This week, it was revealed that high-rise construction site workers aren’t treating evacuation alarms seriously enough and are “risking their lives” by not responding immediately.[1] Researchers from the University of Greenwich shockingly found that a third of construction site workers who took part in evacuation trials took almost six minutes to respond to an alarm.[…]

Newfoundland Quay skyscraper protected by 100 Cygnus alarms

The team is proud to have supplied more than 100 of our Cygnus alarm systems to Newfoundland Quay in London. Newfoundland Quay currently stands at 220 metres, making it one of the tallest buildings in London. Once complete, it will feature more than 600 private rented apartments, retail space and residential amenities. Sub-contractors, Wingate Electrical,[…]

Wardian London site workers protected with Cygnus

 Our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System is protecting workers during the installation of Wardian London, a prestigious residential development in Canary Wharf. Wardian London combines modern architecture with innovative landscaping, setting a new standard for the high-rise living experience in the heart of London’s new financial centre. Once complete, it will include two iconic apartment towers[…]

Cygnus alarm protects new homes next to Buckingham Palace

We are proud to have been contracted to protect the construction of one of London’s most prestigious residential developments, No. 1 Palace Street. Located opposite Buckingham Palace, this development will be the only residential building to directly overlook the Palace gardens. Due for completion by 2020, the 3,900 sq m luxury apartment development comprises 72[…]

Cygnus alarm system protects Canary Wharf’s latest residential space

We’re delighted that our Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been installed during the construction of Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. Designed by Allies and Morrison Architects, the Wood Wharf development will extend the existing Canary Wharf Estate, which represents one of central London’s largest privately owned development sites. This contemporary development will provide over[…]

Your first aid and fire alarm site solution

The number of fatalities among construction workers has increased by 27% to 38% in March 2018, according to figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Fatal injuries are a major concern for the construction industry, leading to staff absence and loss of productivity, whilst damaging your company’s reputation along the way – all of[…]

The countdown for Firex International begins

With only three days left until Firex International, the team is ready to showcase a range of new products and innovations. Customers will have the chance to see our upgraded Cygnus Wireless Alarm System which has recently been upgraded to meet market demand. The Cygnus radio system has been undergoing some upgrades and modifications which[…]

Cygnus to protect Crossrail Tunnels until completion of project

One of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects will be protected by the Cygnus alarm system, ensuring the safety of workers at all hours. This £15 billion project will deliver 10 new stations across London including Paddington, Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road, accommodating over 200 million passengers each year. When installing tracks across a 26-mile tunnel,[…]

The future is mobile

As the construction industry continues to evolve, companies must learn to adapt to the times and embrace existing and emerging technology trends. Our director, Bradley, believes that mobile technology plays a key role in construction operations and shares why companies should adopt it to enhance their site safety and improve productivity and workflow.  There is[…]

Upgraded Cygnus range on show at FIREX International

  We’re delighted to announce we will be showcasing our upgraded Cygnus Wireless Alarm System at FIREX International next month. To meet customer and market demand, the Cygnus radio system has been undergoing some upgrades and modifications which will include added functionality, improved battery life, better configuration software and a combined smoke and heat detector.[…]

Paddington Gardens regeneration scheme protected with Cygnus alarm system

The Cygnus Wireless Alarm System has been installed across Paddington’s Waterside regeneration project which is being managed and executed by JRL Group. The Paddington Waterside regeneration is one of London’s most exciting new residential quarters and will comprise of 350 apartments and a two-storey basement car park. More than 80 Cygnus alarms units have been[…]