University of Southampton
The University was building an £80m new student residence, Mayflower Halls, to house 1,100 students from September 2014. As part of the build, the University’s estate management team needed to incorporate an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable programme of emergency lighting. With the building and apartments in use 24 hours a day, it was vital that systems maintenance would be as unobtrusive as possible.
What we did
- Installed P4’s state of the art M-web+, a fully automatic, addressable self-testing lighting monitoring system, with 16 Collector Boxes.
- Provided around 1,200 emergency lights along corridors and in circulation areas, plant room and gym.
- Remote monitoring of emergency light performance from the University’s estates department three miles away.
- Significantly reduced energy consumption thanks to LED luminaires and highly efficient connectivity.
- Self-fault detection has already saved thousands of pounds through improved efficiency; employees are no longer required to test individual fittings outside of normal working hours.
Alan Mitchell, Principal engineer at University of Southampton, said:
“P4’s product quality and service has been excellent over the years. We consider them to be trusted partners for our emergency lighting. As a University, we encourage innovation – P4 are consistently at the cutting edge of self-test technology, complimenting this and listen actively to our needs.
P4 commissioned another of our 85 buildings recently – Mayflowers Halls – giving me peace of mind that we are compliant. More importantly, that we are giving our students the level of protection they deserve.”