Project Description

ESL has accomplished an extensive life-safety systems project at Unity House, a magnificent Grade II listed building in Wakefield.

Built in the 1880s, Unity Hall originally housed Wakefield Industrial Co-operative Society and later became a major music venue for some of the biggest pop acts in the 1970s and 1980s including Iron Maiden. ESL’s work was part of a £4.4million Co-operative Enterprise project launched to restore the Hall to its former glory and to provide Wakefield with an exciting new music, theatre and arts venue.

ESL’s project engineers designed supplied and commissioned a vast range of open protocol life safety equipment at the site on behalf of Preston Electrical including an analogue addressable panel linked to a multitude of detection devices. A SigTEL disabled refuge system and emergency assistance/disabled toilet alarms were also installed in the building.