Patol, working with PWP, is protecting the sites of one of the UK’s largest providers of cold storage, blast freezing and tempering services to the food industry. 

The project saw the use of Securiton Aspirating Smoke Detection and Patol’s Resettable Linear Heat Detection Cable and controllers.

Magnavale is a vitally important cog in the food supply chain. With facilities in Scunthorpe, Warrington and Chesterfield, the company offers over 1.95m sq ft of warehouse space and over 200,000 pallet spaces. 

The facilities operate at temperatures as low as -20°C and are a challenging environment for fire protection.

Nottingham-based PWP Building Services were appointed to undertake the project and Gavin Clarke, Head of Fire Safety at PWP, said, “The need to effectively protect wide open areas plus the challenges that such low temperatures obviously bring were important considerations in deciding on the most effective fire safety solution. A further factor was the desire to provide early warning with the focus on minimising downtime and ensuring business continuity given the just-in-time service offered by Magnavale and the importance of food security throughout the supply chain.”

Based on the success of the Scunthorpe and Chesterfield sites, PWP is adopting the same approach in an extension at Magnavale’s Warrington facility.

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