The Landmark London
The Landmark London
First opened as The Great Central Hotel in 1899, The Landmark London was the last of the great Victorian railway hotels that were constructed during the golden era of steam. Its origins lie with the ambitions of the visionary entrepreneur, Sir Edward Watkins (1819-1901), who dreamt of establishing a rail network linking his own Great Central Railway to Europe via a Channel Tunnel terminating at Marylebone Station. The hotel has been a focal point of business and social life in London through its eventful history and the stunning building was renovated and restored, becoming part of The Lancaster Landmark Hotel Company Ltd in 1995.
Pre-existing situation & UTC Fire & Security's role
The Landmark London's existing fire alarm and voice evacuation system required updating and extending to meet new requirements, as the existing system had become difficult to modify and maintain. As a result, the decision was taken to install a completely new system. Performance and reliability were key factors, as was the need to minimise disruption to the operation of the hotel during installation.
UTC Fire & Security's solution
The UTC Fire & Security EST3 fire detection platform was provided, offering a vast and reliable fire detection platform with integrated voice alarm capabilities. A major advantage of the system is that the Signature fire alarm devices, including detectors, call points and sounders, were able to be installed using the pre-existing unscreened cabling from the previous system. Competitor systems would have required the installation of an entirely new cabling network. In order to minimise disruption to the hotel's activities, the existing fire detection system was replaced in an orderly and phased manner. Today, The Landmark London operates nine EST3 control panels, altogether managing over 2,000 addressable devices. The entire system is managed through the central control room's customised interface, which enables security staff to efficiently manage and maintain the system.