News 2022

All our news for the year is outlined below, enjoy! We also have a news archive going back to 2013, click here for more...

April 2022 - Tylney Hall Hotel

BDS have secured the annual service maintenance Contract for the fire alarm systems at this beautiful hotel Located in Hook Hampshire The main building and most of the outer buildings are supported by Notifier. As a Gold Partner BDS have the expertise to support this prestigious hotel and offer extra benefits such as 5 Year warranties on all newly installed equipment


March 2022 - Maidstone Hospital

BDS have just completed the installation of fire alarm equipment to a new Building providing support for the oncology department with additional consulting rooms and office space The Apollo protocol system needed to be wired in a fashion so it could be integrated with the existing Fire alarm system that supports Maidstone Hospital


March 2022 - Ford moves its Heritage Vehicle Fleet

A fleet of historic Ford vehicles has moved out of Dagenham. The motoring giant confirmed to BDS that its heritage fleet, which was kept at the Ford Heritage Centre in Dagenham, was moving to Daventry in the Midlands. BDS of course supplied and installed the fire alarm and sprinkler systems and the security and alarm systems to the high standards required to keep this priceless collection safe...


March 2022 - 24 Chiswell Street – Cooltech/Hanmar

Category A fitout of levels 1 and 3 of 24 Chiswell Street where BDS supplemented the existing Kentec Syncro fire alarm system using new Apollo XP95 devices. Due to the height of the ceiling void additional detection was required by the existing control equipment would not have been able to accommodate the number of devices required to provide complete coverage. To still achieve this without the need for additional control panels BDS designed a suitable pipe route and sampling points using aspiration systems for the two project floors (Xtralis Vesda VEU) The project was completed and handed over March 2022


March 2022 - DTEK – Bancroft Project - Bancroft

Fitout of within the Leadenhall Building on levels 45 & 46 where our engineers modified and supplemented the existing Advanced MXPro5 fire alarm system with new Apollo XP95 field devices, a Xtralis Vesda (VEU) at high level and PAVA speakers manufactured by Penton. The design of this system was to an L3 design and where required BDS supplied devices and speakers with a black finish to provide a more aesthetic finish as per the architects requests. The project was completed and handed over March 2022


March 2022 - Ford and MS-RT establish £4m vehicle conversions site at Dagenham

Commercial vehicle conversions partner MS-RT is to establish a new £4m facility at Ford’s Dagenham plant. BDS supplied and installed the fire alarm and sprinkler systems and the security and alarm systems to the high standards required...


February 2022 - Entain – One Stratford Place – The TSK Group Ltd

Category B fitout within One Stratford Place – Levels 7 & 8 where our engineers modified and supplemented the existing Gent fire alarm system with new field devices and PAVA speakers. BDS produced a L1 design for this project using the existing equipment where practical and supplementing with new equipment where necessary. This was our first time working with The TSK Group Ltd and we hit all of the deadlines set out for the project with achieving practical completion and submittal of our O&M information. The project was completed and handed over February 2022 with the exception of some after project PC Variations


February 2022 - Tilney and William Smith – 45 Gresham Street - Bancroft

Fitout at 45 Gresham Street for the new ground floor reception area, first floor to fifth floor where our engineers modified and supplemented the existing Advanced MXPro5 base build fire alarm system and Baldwin Boxall PAVA system.
This system was designed to a L1 level by BDS and during the commissioning stage of the project our engineers worked alongside the incumbent company (Mitie) as requested by the building control team. We carried out our own pre-commissioning of the system and provided all necessary information to incumbent commissioning engineers. The project was completed and handed over February 2022


January 2022 - A busy start to the year...

In Earlier news reports you would have seen BDS have upgraded the fire alarms at the Royal Neurological Hospital in Putney and continue to support their fire alarm systems. During the festive period we had the opportunity to sponsor a snowflake The hospital built an amazing display with a beautiful snowflake themed light display to spread festive cheer and joy to patients, their families, staff and the local community. We couldn't resist this amazing cause...

This year BDS has seen the start of a new relationship with Carter Synergy a national provider of refrigeration, mechanical, electrical and core building services across a wide range of sectors Including The Hyde Group & RNIB providing them with services on Fire Alarms, Fire Doors, Automatic Doors and AOV Smoke clearance systems across their wide portfolio of properties

Nork Community Centre & Social Club got in touch with BDS asking for advice on their life safety systems. As the club was local to BDS and part of the community we carried out a fire risk assessment free of charge it was clear the building needed some urgent upgrades. BDS provided new Zone Charts for both buildings installed automatic smoke detection to all escape routes and high risk areas such as their Electrical intake room and kitchens & fitted door magnets to the main entrance doors and upgraded their fire extinguishers. All Emergency lighting in the public areas were upgraded to fully maintained units providing constant illumination to the escape routes.

Our local standing in the community is getting noticed...
We have recently been requested to design, supply & install new fire extinguishers to Banstead’s premier restaurant & wine bar Ciao Italia & Café Italia as well as carrying out a fire risk assessment for them


January 2022 - Happy New Year to all our Customers, Suppliers and Friends...

The Team at BDS