Case study

Berkeley Hotel

Berkeley Hotel Emergency Lighting installation.

With a history dating back to the 1800s, the current 214-bedroom Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge, was built in 1972, incorporating elements of the original building. It has recently been subject to a major refurbishment covering all bedrooms, suites, terraces, the lobby, the restaurant, the iconic Blue Bar, and the main entrance.

The challenge

ACL partnered with Advanced to specify and install the emergency lighting, a LuxIntelligent emergency lighting test system and MxPro fire panels.

Our Approach

ACL worked alongside Advanced to install 200 Advanced luminaires in the historic hotel, on Wilton Place. They are monitored and controlled by a LuxIntelligent panel, connected to the building’s fire system. Most of the luminaires are from the Advanced LED-Lite range, which can be recessed into ceilings, offering an aesthetically pleasing solution in the public areas of the prestigious building.

LuxIntelligent, ensures all emergency lighting is functioning and compliant to BS5266-1. The system can be retrofitted onto existing wiring and luminaires, keeping installation costs to a minimum. It is one of the most flexible systems available with panels supporting 1-4 loops, 249 devices per loop and up to 200 panels in a network. LuxIntelligent is also compatible with most third-party lights and luminaires, including LEDs, giving installers and end users unprecedented purchasing freedom.

LuxIntelligent systems can be remotely managed and monitored using web and iOS apps via the LuxIntelligent Cloud. Users can add any site in their portfolio to the cloud service and get live system data from site, right down to device level. Fault, test, and maintenance reports can be generated from a whole site right down to individual devices. These can be shared with colleagues or maintenance partners in a click.

The Result

The MxPro is the industry’s unbeatable multiprotocol fire panel.Built on almost two-decades of market leadership it offers greater freedom to specifiers, end users and installers and includes two panel ranges, the flagship EN54-2, 4 & 13 approved MxPro 5, and the benchmark MxPro 4. Both come in 1-8 loop formats, are compatible with Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan protocols and can be networked into 200-panel strong systems.

Hotels require state of the art emergency lighting systems to safeguard their staff and residents in an emergency situation, helping to facilitate an orderly evacuation and also to guide firefighters coming into the building. We believed that LuxIntelligent, alongside Advanced MxPro fire panels, was the right choice for The Berkeley, offering the stand-out capabilities, features and reliability required of a system of this type.

Lewis BowdenGeneral Manager, ACL.