Allcooper appointed to protect the Royal Albert Hall
PUBLISHED: 13:53 09 November 2015 | UPDATED: 13:53 09 November 2015
Allcooper is the new provider of fire and security systems maintenance and support for one of Britain’s national treasures, the Royal Albert Hall. The contract is the latest high-profile project for the fire and security company, which provides bespoke solutions for businesses and private clients in the UK and overseas.
One of the UK’s most distinctive buildings, the Royal Albert Hall is steeped in history. In 1867 Queen Victoria laid the red granite foundation stone, declaring that the building would be called ‘The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences’ in honour of her late husband. Today the site receives more than 1.7 million visitors annually, including visiting dignitaries, and members of the Royal Family. “Maintaining and protecting this magnificent building is no mean feat”, says Gerard Cooper, Managing Director of Allcooper.
Tony Gale, Facilities Manager at the Royal Albert Hall, agrees: “Life safety systems are of paramount importance at such a high profile public venue. Ensuring such systems are operational on a daily basis is a constant challenge. Allcooper have impressed us with their understanding of our particular needs and with the professionalism with which they have commenced this important new contract.”
The contract will see Allcooper embed complex systems over the next three years to ensure the building has heightened protection. “Assessing the fire and security systems requirements of the Royal Albert Hall is an intricate process and we are thrilled to be involved,” says Gerard.
The focus for Allcooper in the first instance is to maintain the existing systems, but to also work in parallel with the Royal Albert Hall team to update existing technology, improving functionality and resilience, meeting 21st century demands.
The Royal Albert Hall chose Allcooper as its security and fire system service provider and trusted technology advisor in view of Allcooper’s experience and forward-thinking approach.
Allcooper will collaborate with the Royal Albert Hall to ensure the long-term resilience of its fire and security systems, assuring continual protection for the elliptical architectural gem.