- Location:Wellington, New Zealand
- Products Used:1300 XP95 and Discovery devices
- Panel:9 Ampac FireFinder control panels
- Electrical Contractor:Aquaheat Industries Ltd.
Wellington Hospital is New Zealand's main tertiary hospital and
supplies specialist and acute services, including cardiac surgery,
cancer care and neurosurgery. The site has been redeveloped which
included the demolition of some older buildings, the refurbishment
and upgrading of others and the construction of an entirely new
main building. This new complex houses many essential in- and
outpatient services over its six storeys, as well as incorporating
underground parking at basement level.
The hospital required a highly complex set of protection and
evacuation requirements which were met by Ampac who provided a
comprehensive fire detection system. The system incorporates
approximately 1300 Apollo XP95 and Discovery devices controlled by
nine Ampac FireFinder control panels, which are networked together
and supported with Ampac's own graphics package. The company also
developed a 50 zone Emergency Warning and Intercommunications
System (EWIS) system that is used at this site to provide staged
evacuation in the event of a fire incident.