Due to the ageing condition of the older system, EQUANS were engaged by the client to replace the existing Fire Protection System with a newer, more reliable solution to ensure the facility is protected in the event of a fire.
Initially, EQUANS were contracted to replace the existing Fire Protection Systems along the boundary walls of the theatre. However, as the project progressed, EQUANS proactively identified the requirement to also replace the Suppression & Electronic Systems (being the Sprinkler Valves and Fire Alarms), which was approved by the client.
The expanded scope of works covered seismic strengthening and upgrades of the existing Sprinkler Systems to be undertaken.
EQUANS successfully carried out the installation of a new analogue addressable Fire Alarm System using PTIR detectors in the theatre along with a new timer system to isolate the theatre stage area with ‘double knock’ detection, both of which are the first of their kind in New Zealand.