".......and the Spurs go marching on!"
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium is a £850M development in north London, and home to premiership football club, Tottenham Hotspur. The new stadium is one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world with a capacity of 62,303, and unique as there are two pitches, one for football and one to host NFL American Football. Protection for stadium back up power is vital.
Four new substations deliver power to the stadium and provide a high level of resilience, which is backed by two CAT diesel generators that are required to operate on each and every match occasion. The stadium power switch-gear comprises of over 55 sub distribution boards and over 680 distribution boards. Demands for power include for a data centre, ticketing, boilers, chillers, pitch automation, DALI lighting system, also 2,300 special lights that enable the grass to grow whilst the football pitch is retracted under the stadium.
Knox Fire were employed to provide the automatic fire detection and fire suppression system, and were able to make the case for the numerous unique advantages for the FirePro fire suppression product. The installation and commissioning was completed within 14 days.
Knox Fire joined as a FirePro distribution partner in 2017, and have since undertaken numerous FirePro system installations. During the stadium design phase, Knox were requested to provide competitive proposals for a suitable fire suppression system solution to protect the two diesel generator rooms, naturally FirePro was the first choice, and after demonstrating fitness for purpose to the consultants Buro Happold, and professional team, received the order to design, supply, install, commission, hand over and maintain two new FirePro suppression systems.
In addition to the stand alone systems, there was a requirement for interfaces from the fire suppression systems to signal various plant, BMS, fire alarms and the like, all in accordance with the premises fire strategy. This was easily achieved with the Kentec Sigma XT control and indicator panels that formed part of the system.
We continue to Promote the FirePro product as an alternative to pressurised gas for a number of positive reasons, when the application is right. This was precisely the right application.
Guy Briscoe Managing Director
Knox Fire & Security
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
FirePro Fire Suppression System
Four new substations deliver power to the stadium and provide a high level of resilience, which is backed by two CAT diesel generators that are required to operate on each and every match occasion.
This was one of the largest construction site in Europe at the time. It was certainly one of the busiest. Keeping the time on site to a minimum certainly has its advantages.