Multi Alarm GB at Bristol Cathedral

There has been a church on this site for over 1,000 years. Parts of Bristol Cathedral date back to 1140 when the Abbey was founded.

The eastern end of the Cathedral, especially in the Choir, gives Bristol Cathedral a unique place in the development of British and European Architecture. The Nave, Choir and Aisles are all the same height, making a large hall. Bristol Cathedral is the major example of a ‘Hall Church’ in Great Britain and one of the finest anywhere in the world.

Multi Alarm GB provide fire detection for the Cathedral using a multi-loop IFAX control panel, together with point smoke detectors and an air-sampling system. Special consideration is given to the levels of incense that may be present for some time after a service has ended. The cathedral staff are able to set the control panel into a special “Incense Mode” when appropriate.

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