Cygnus Protects 16-Storey Student Accommodation In Portsmouth

Cygnus has enhanced health and safety on a student accommodation site with its life-saving fire protection equipment.

Set to open this September 2018, Bull has been protecting Chaucer House in Portsmouth over the last two years with the Cygnus Fire Call Points and First Aid Alarms, and Cygnus Heat Detectors.

Chaucer House also invested in Bull’s Fire, First Aid and Spill Responder Stations which ensured fire extinguishers, first aid equipment and spill kits were kept in one convenient location. The stations, which are fully mobile, were customised with bespoke branding, signage and emergency plans. 

The team has been working with construction specialist, RG Group, to ensure workers’ safety remained a top priority during the development of Chaucer House which will comprise of over 800 bedrooms.

Simon Felstead, Senior Project Manager at RG Group, said: “We are really pleased with how the Cygnus Alarm System has performed since the project began. The system is adaptable and meets the needs of the project and the responder stations ensure workers have all the right safety equipment to hand in an emergency.”

Ross Markham, managing director at Bull Products, says: “It has been great to be a part of the Chaucer House project and protecting the site over the last two years. The site has gone through several construction phases but due to the flexibility of the Cygnus Alarm System, the safety on site has not been compromised.

“Over the last year, the Cygnus Alarm System has been installed on several student accommodation developments and we’re looking forward to expanding into this sector further.”