Bath University

Client:  Bath University

Location:  Bath

Description of Work:  Installation & Maintenance of Fire & Intruder Alarms

Duration:  2004 - On-going


Bath University is a world renowned university with a truly excellent academic reputation. It was ranked as ‘University of the Year 2011/12’ by the Sunday Times and has over 15,000 students currently enrolled.


Wessex has been the preferred installer of fire and more recently the installer of security systems at the University since 2004.  We carry out the routine service and maintenance of the fire alarm systems and also install any new systems on the campus if required.  Wessex Fire and Security have also fitted a site wide Drax alarm management system; Drax have been a trusted and independent provider of fire alarms since 1997.

We are specified by the University and during the summer of 2010 have worked for five contractors; our current contract value is approaching in the region of £750,000.

We have built an excellent working relationship with the University by delivering on time and to an agreed timescale to ensure that the University’s day to day operations are not affected.

“Wessex Fire & Security’s combination of creativity and professionalism has allowed the University to reduce false alarms and ensure reliability to both the Fire & Intruder alarm systems. In partnership with Wessex the University has developed an integrated alarm collection system (Drax) dedicated on a single PC utilising the University IT network system, this has allowed non-technical personnel to identify and react to alarm activations.”

Richard Hughes, Electrical Services Manager, Bath University