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Longbridge Retirement Village

Longbridge Retirement Village – £1.2 million project to install building wide communications, security and life safety systems along with our ‘Smart Building Converged Infrastructure’ into a new build retirement village complex of 260 apartments and 18 health and leisure facilities, spread across 5 acres on the edge of Longbridge town centre.

Project Manager: Roger Hands

Systems Installed:

TIS installed and integrated; Fibre TV Distribution, Fire Alarm, IP Door Entry, IP Access Control, IP Telephony System, Hybrid (IP/Analogue) Emergency Call System, Fibre Data Network Infrastructure, UPS Power Backup, Mobile Phone Repeater System, Digital Signage, CCTV, Wi-Fi, BT Openreach Distribution and Bespoke Alarm Reporting Software, all integrated with an Android handset deployment and custom apps.

A bespoke designed converged infrastructure seamlessly links all systems together on a common platform.

The Challenge/Brief:

Following on from the success of the previous two ExtraCare retirement villages, we were awarded the Longbridge project following a competitive tender process.

Longbridge is a very large complex comprising of five floors, and spanning some 5 acres. Ensuring signals reached the extents of the building was a particular challenge and it was imperative that all apartments received the same quality of service. Utilising a twin fibre infrastructure enabled us to reach these areas with little or no signal loss and therefore provide the residents and staff with the high quality and reliable services they required.

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