An EMS FireCell system has been installed at C venues, an Edinburgh Festival Fringe operator, in order to protect their new, pop-up, multiplex venue at this year’s festival.

C venues has taken over central India Buildings, a Victorian, multi-storey office block in Edinburgh that has been vacant for some time.  The new venue features performance spaces, bars and restaurants and expects to attract large crowds.

Atlantas Security & Electrical Ltd carried out the installation of the wireless system, providing temporary fire protection to the grade A listed building for the duration of the festival. 

The company claims that the application of a wireless fire system is ideal for a listed building, where disruption to the building from wires and cables is not an option. An EN54 part 25 solution was required for this installation in order to meet the objectives set by the local authority, given the temporary nature of the building’s intended use.

The wire-free system installed for C venues is portable, so that they can remove it at the end of the event and take it to their next festival venue.