Prysmian's FP200 GoldŽ and Afumex LSX with Earthshield have been specified for the fire alarm and power systems in a succession of grade 2 listed buildings in Marylebone, Westminster for the Portman Estate. The most recent development to benefit is 66 Great Cumberland Place which started on site in December 2010 and is due for completion in September 2011.
Obstacles often occur when working in Grade 2 listed buildings, as their structures are not always conducive to accommodating modern day services, and Afumex LSX presents a solution to this problem.
Leonard Engineering, Project Engineer Stewart Slack explains: Afumex LSX was used on this project in place of twin and earth which would have required additional mechanical protection. We can install Afumex LSX with confidence and fix it with ease as Earthshield technology requires no additional safety precautions such as metal conduit.
Stewart added: Afumex LSX is the first cable of its kind and it provides a uniquely quick and simple installation process. We have used Afumex LSX on all of our most recent projects as it passes all requirements of the latest BS7671 17th Edition wiring regulations.
Stewart and his team have now expanded the use of both Afumex and FP200 GoldŽ and now specify them for all their operations, including commercial, industrial, healthcare and school projects.