The project has been part of the hospital’s wider new build programme, working in partnership with TG Clarke. The Novec fire suppression system, designed and installed by Secure I.T. Environments, included IG55 gas cylinders, combined fire extract and pressure relief vents, detectors, voice sounders, control panels, remote panels, back-up batteries, manual extinguisher release, and extinguishant hold off buttons.
Chris Wellfair, Projects director at Secure I.T. Environments, said: “The reliance on technology in modern hospitals means that every comms room, data centre and cabinet needs to be protected by fire suppression. Many of these rooms do not have staff in them regularly, making it all the more important that any fire risk is properly controlled.”
Similar works are now underway at Bournemouth Hospital, which like Poole Hospital, is part of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
UK company, Secure I.T. Environments, specialises in the design and build of energy-efficient internal/external secure modular, containerised, and micro data centres, including mechanical and electrical infrastructure. It offers a ‘Total Solutions Package’ to the private, healthcare, education, and government sectors, as well as co-hosting companies in the UK and offshore, by way of design, implementation, and installation management services for projects ranging from small standalone computer rooms, to large public sector contracts and co-hosting locations.”