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Category 2 Apartment Block Sprinkler Installation



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The Old Post Office

Category 2

Project Value

£ 35,000

Design Standards


Sprinkler Heads



This project was an existing Grade II listed former post office building in Warrington that was being converted into high end luxury apartments for a boutique aparthotel. 

Due to the building's height, age and usage, building control had specified that a sprinkler system would be required to enhance the life safety protection of the tenants.

The works for fire sprinklers were installed in all of the 21 apartments across the first and second floor of the building and would require a designated sprinkler pump and tank which was designed, supplied and installed by Base.


With this project, we initially had to complete a site visit with our tank manufacturer as the sprinkler tank was to be located in the loft space where there had previously been several large water tanks. 

Once this was determined, we completed our sprinkler designs in accordance with the electrical lighting layout and architect plans. 

We began installation in February 2022  with the sprinkler tank being delivered and installed before we completed our final connections and testing. The challenges we faced on this project was agreeing the correct position of the tank in the loft space due to the size and weight of the tank. We had several meetings with the client and structural engineer to agree on the best way to achieve what was needed and eventually agreed with the client and structural engineer on the final position.

The system was completed and commissioned in November 2022 with a final installation count of 55 heads. We commissioned the system in the presence of the end user and building control. The system was under warranty for the next 12 months in which Base will provide ongoing support with any issues the client may have during that period.

Base PM Chris Murphy said, ‘The Old Post Office was a challenging project but with collaboration of all parties we came up with the best solution for the building. We were very happy with the final installation and the photos of the new apartment look great!’

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Our team's extensive industry experience and commitment to safety have earned us a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy partner for all of your fire sprinkler needs. 

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