Newcastle-based fire system manufacturer, Advanced, has won a major contract to protect a £1billion landmark tall building in London.

Set to stand at 62-storeys high, 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London will become the second-tallest building in Western Europe.

This latest contract adds to a long line of Advanced installations in London’s most iconic skyscrapers, including Western Europe’s tallest building, the Shard, the Leadenhall Building, the Heron Tower and the HSBC Tower.

Advanced MxPro 5 fire panels, made at the company’s HQ at Balliol Business Park, are being installed as part of the billion-pound development’s intelligent fire detection network, covering 1.275 million sq ft of high-specification office space, as well as eight community spaces which include a gallery, fresh food market and wellbeing retreat.

Advanced’s Managing Director, Pete Browitt, said: “Great emphasis was placed on selecting the very best fire protection for 22 Bishopsgate – a building designed to be at the forefront of fire technology. It has been a pleasure to work with contractors, Multiplex, who explicitly specified our fire systems thanks to our existing strong relationship and reputation for performance, quality and ease of use.

“Being specified in what’s arguably the UK’s most high-profile commercial development, since the Shard, reinforces our market-leading position and is a testament to the reliability of our products – all created by our skilled workforce here in the region.”

As a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of commercial fire detection systems, Advanced exports its fire alarm control panels to over 80 countries across the globe from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Balliol Business Park, Longbenton.

Advanced, part of FTSE 100 company Halma Plc, employs around 200 staff in the UK, US, India, Dubai and the Far East. Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day