Leading fire protection and detection specialist Argus Fire is to play a key role in the redevelopment of Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre.
The Stourbridge-based company has secured a contract worth almost £400,000 with construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to safeguard shoppers and retail staff at the city centre shopping centre.
Argus Fire will install sprinklers and wet and dry risers to support the three-level complex, owned by Benson Elliot, as part of a £35m revamp that is expected to make Wolverhampton the retail capital of the Black Country.
The company will also decommission existing water supplies and provide new sprinkler tanks and fire pump sets, as well as modify the existing sprinkler pipework network in order to create a new network for the centre.
This will accommodate the sprinkler provision for a new 90,000 sq ft flagship Debenhams store, opening in Autumn 2017, and ten other larger stores including three of between 17,000 sq ft and 26,000 sq ft.
Argus Fire, which has a proud history of supporting the Mander Centre with fire protection systems, is scheduled to complete the contract in Spring 2017.
Ben Smith, Senior Manager at Argus Fire, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen once again to design and build new fire protection systems for such a major local facility as it redevelops with larger stores and improved access facilities.”