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Call Centre for B&Q, Fareham

In 2000, D&M Electrical Ltd. provided design and installation of lighting, power, electrical distribution, emergency lighting and fire alarms to provide for a new call centre for B&Q PLC.

To cater for the additional load envisaged for the new use of the building, the distribution was completely remodelled, and the power supply upgraded with a new 500kva transformer from Southern Electric.

The power distribution to the IT equipment is fed via a 95 kva uninteruptable power supply with a 500 kva standby generator. The power distribution boards feed recessed floor boxes which also contain structured cabling outlets via an underfloor busbar system.

A new Menvier analogue-addressable fire alarm system with automatic smoke detection has been installed to replace the old separate systems, and has been interfaced with a neighbouring building.

Call centre internally

Lighting was upgraded to comply with CIBSE LG3, and the emergency lighting to BS 5266. Externally, the car park lighting was upgraded to provide better security.