Morley-IAS fire protection has been selected as part of a £600m 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 £25m 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 Part of a £250m redevelopment of student accommodation, it has replaced five outdated student blocks.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.”