National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster

GBE have been appointed by Briggs and Forrester to carry out the supply, installation and commissioning of all Fire and Security systems to the new National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster.

The College will comprise of approximately 76,000 sq. ft. of teaching and workshop space, including specialist rail equipment such as 150m of external track and catenary. Along with the other college in Birmingham, it will train thousands of engineers to meet HS2’s future needs, as well as those in the wider rail sector. It is estimated that 2000 apprenticeship opportunities will be created by HS2, and there will be around 25,000 people employed during construction.

GBE will be working with partners Advanced Electronics and Hochiki for the Fire Alarm and Detection system and Vox Ignis for Disabled Refuge and WC Alarms. For the security equipment, Paxton will be providing Access Control, HIK Vision CCTV and the intruder alarms will be supplied by Honeywell. The Data Network will be supplied by Excel.

GBE’s Business Development Manager Andy Westgarth commented “We’re very excited about being involved in this project that will provide so much opportunity and help create a Northern Powerhouse.”

Key Project Facts

Client Briggs and Forrester
Services Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of all Fire and Security systems
Location Doncaster
Date May 2017