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PTSG makes Plymouth student building fire-safe

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is delivering specialist fire solutions to a popular and well-known student accommodation building in Plymouth – the Mary Newman building.

Mary Newman is one of the notable figures in Plymouth’s history. She married Francis Drake at St Budeaux church on 4th July 1569. St Budeaux was a Devon country parish adjoining the eastern bank of the Tamar estuary, four miles north-west of the town of Plymouth. Today it is a suburb in the City of Plymouth. Drake was knighted in 1581 after returning from his epic circumnavigation of the globe.

The Mary Newman building was designed as a ship ‘on shore’ for the trainee ratings when the School of Navigation was on the campus site. In the 1970s it became part of Plymouth Polytechnic. The building, with its central core and alternative means of escape, lent itself to redevelopment as student accommodation. The scheme includes on every floor two flats and a large shared kitchen / dining / living room, which have fantastic views out towards the Hoe. It has proved very popular with students.

Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd are contracted to replace a multi-alarm system with a state-of-the-art Gent fire detection system. Gent is well known throughout the industry for its high-quality, innovative products.

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