Jackson Fire & Security are appointed fire protection company for Wales’ Downton Abbey

Posted 04 September 2017 | 0 Comments

North Wales head-quartered Jackson Fire & Security have been awarded a contract to install a wireless fire alarm system to Westbury Castle near Prestatyn, a 200-year-old Grade II listed property, previously described as Wales’ Downton Abbey.

It was once the ancestral home of the aristocratic Mostyn family, who built the main house in 1880s, and is now being refurbished to offer weddings, parties and private functions.

The fire and security specialists will fit and commission a wireless fire alarm system, allowing for minimal disruption to the castle and a discreet installation to ensure no compromise to the beautiful interior.

The contract win continues Jackson Fire & Security’s successful track record of providing fire safety services for wedding venues. The company, which operates throughout North Wales and Cheshire, recently installed a new fire alarm for Successfactory following their approval to offer civil ceremonies at their picturesque location in Burwardsley near Chester.

As part of the contract, Jackson Fire & Security will be carrying out a full fire risk assessment of the historic building together with the supply and commissioning of fire extinguishers for the castle.

Managing director Steve Jackson said: “Heritage buildings offer a unique challenge when it comes to fire safety. In addition to the safety risks to staff and the visiting public there are also concerns over the often unique and irreplaceable nature of these buildings and the artefacts they contain.”

“We are proud to be providing a fire safety solution to such an impressive building. There’s not many places in the UK you can hire out a castle for the week, so to call Westbury Castle a customer is a pleasure. We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship regularly visiting the castle to carry out pre-planned maintenance.”

Manager of Westbury Castle, Janet Evans said: “Jackson Fire & Security are well-established throughout North Wales and had come recommended to me during my search for a local fire alarm company.

“I got to know Rob and the team and they instilled confidence that I was choosing the right company for the job. I look forward to having the system up and running as part of our refurbishment plans.”

Founded in 1991, Jackson Fire & Security employs 40 people across 10 branches in North Wales, North West England, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Teesside, Cambridgeshire and Surrey.

The Mold-based company provide a one-call service whereby our engineers service fire and security systems, plus emergency lighting and fire extinguishers during a single visit, to save inconvenience and site attendance fees for customers.

One of the UK’s leading independent providers of fire and security systems, Jackson Fire & Security are NSI Gold approved for fire and security systems.