Off Shore

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is an Executive Agency of the UK Department for Transport (DfT). In 2007 the Swansea Head Quarters underwent a referbishment and upgrade of its facilities at the Long View Road and Felinfach sites.  Industrial Design was contracted to design, supply and install a fire detection and alarm and perimeter water leak detection systems system throughout the administration buildings.

Both sites contained large data server halls which also required fire detection and suppression systems and perimeter water leak detection systems.  The suppression system was a gasseous type using the trademarked Argonite gas (a 50%/50% mixture of Argon and Nitrogen).  This is an effective inert gas that does not pose the same risk to life as CO2 systems and also leaves no residue.

The water leak detection system is based on a proven, reliable range of fire alarm panels and used as perimeter detection using point detectors.  Specific areas of risk such as air conditioning drip trays were protected by using hydro-sensitive cable.

The project was completed on time and to the satisfaction of the main contractor and client.