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University of Liverpool accommodation incorporates Morley-IAS control panels and AOV system for maximum fire safety on campus

University of Liverpool accommodation incorporates Morley-IAS control panels and AOV system for maximum fire safety on campus

ZX5Se control panels will provide fire protection coverage across new student accommodation

Morley-IAS fire protection has been selected as part of a £600 million investment in facilities by the University of Liverpool.

Five Morley-IAS ZX5Se panels are being installed to provide protection for 350 student self-catering rooms at Philharmonic Court, a £25 million accommodation scheme due for completion by August.

The single new system of 800 detection devices will be networked to the 24-hour manned campus security and reception room, where the main panel will alert staff in the event of a fire activation. Morley-IAS interfaces will also control an automatic smoke ventilation (AOV) system, door access, lift operation and gas isolation.

Philharmonic Court is a gated residence with private courtyard, located off Catherine Street, next to the University of Liverpool’s main campus at Brownlow Hill. Part of a £250 million redevelopment of student accommodation, it has replaced five outdated student blocks.


The ZX5Se panels are being installed by MEC Electrical Integrated Ltd, a Liverpool-based electrical contractor with wide-ranging expertise covering everything from fire protection, security and communications to public address and multi-room music systems. It has 20 years’ experience of working in halls of residence and commenced the joint electrical and fire safety design and installation project at Philharmonic Court in November 2014. The work will be completed in July, in time for the commencement of the new academic year.

Contracts manager for MEC Electrical Integrated, Derek Bayliff, said: “The Morley-IAS ZX5Se panels have the flexibility and robustness that makes them well suited for use in this new university accommodation building. As a contractor with long experience of installations in many university halls of residence, we know that Morley-IAS panels are first class.”

Morley-IAS by Honeywell is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of fire alarm control equipment and systems.  Morley-IAS supplies control panels and fire detection products to professional, qualified fire alarm installers who will design and install a complete system as well as providing commissioning and maintenance support.

For more information, go to www.morleyias.com or www.honeywell.com

More information on the University of Liverpool can be found on their website info.university-liverpool-online.com

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