King Hamad Hall, RMA Sandhurst


Channel Technical Services worked alongside specialist mechanical and electrical contracting business, SSE Contracting, on the design, installation and commissioning of a fire detection system for an army base’s sports hall.

Located at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, King Hamad Hall (previously known as Mons Hall) has undergone a major refurbishment and name change following the generous £3 million donation from Bahrain’s ruler, Hamad al Khalifa. Used for British Army Officers’ training, the sports hall was re-opened for use in March 2013.

The 294 square foot building is split over three levels and required a full addressable fire detection system installation; which utilised 1 Firewatch networkable two loop 32 zone panel and over 50 Apollo smoke and heat detectors, sounders and beacons XP95 protocol.
Full fire detection zone drawings were provided as complimentary to ensure King Hamad Hall correctly displays its means of escapes as required.
Location: King Hamad Hall, RMA Sandhurst
Client: SSE Contracting
Contract Specifications: System Design, Supply, Installation, Commissioning
Size of location: 3 storeys, approx. 294 square feet.
System Requirements: All systems to be designed to BS5839 L2 with Apollo Protocol
System specifications: Addressable fire detection system utilising over 50 Apollo devices and 1 Firewatch networkable panel.
Alarm / Evacuation sequences: One out / all out audible/visual alarms
Other contract features: Also installed Disabled refuge system with 2 outstations. Provided comprehensive fire detection zone drawings.