Fire protection in fashion at Clipper Logistics

Clipper Logistics
Tuesday 24, January 2017

Fire protection in fashion at Clipper Logistics

Location: Clipper Logistics, Northampton

About Clipper Logistics

Clipper Logistics is an award-winning independent logistics companies with a turnover of £235 million, a network of 40 sites and 6.8 million sq. ft. of warehousing space. It provides ‘able yet nimble’ logistics solutions to customers throughout the UK and Europe.

The Challenge

Having won a contract with the parent company of prestigious high street fashion retailer Zara, Clipper Logistics took possession of a 342,622 sq. ft. warehouse at Grange Park in Northampton

The fit-out of the premises to meet Clipper Logistics’ specific requirements included the design and installation of a sprinkler system that would provide first-class protection against the risk of fire at the premises. This was especially important given that 100% of Zara’s online sales would be distributed from this location.

Clipper Logistics has worked with A & F Sprinklers, one of the UK’s largest independent LPS 1048 Level 4 approved sprinkler installers, for many years and was the natural choice for the project.

The Solution

A & F Sprinklers designed and installed sprinkler protection to the roof, racking, mezzanine and office areas with water supplies and AFFF foam tank. Associated building works were also undertaken.

Technical highlights:

  • 3,250 heads at roof
  • 2,600 heads in racking
  • 3,100 heads under mezzanines
  • 10 heads within offices
  • 10 off ø200/150/100 wet valvesets with by-passes
  • 1 off 2000ltr AFF foam tank and ancillary pipework
  • 3 off 6463 ltrs/min @ 8.79 bar diesel fire pumps with all associated pipework in a 60-min fire rated GRP sprinkler pumphouse

The project was designed to standard LPC BSEN 12845 Inc. Technical Bulletins.


The Benefits

The building, its contents and employees all benefit from the professional fire protection afforded by the sprinkler system designed and installed by A & F Sprinklers.

A & F Sprinklers also provide a rolling maintenance and inspection programme, training for employees and 24 hour call out service providing extra reassurance for the team at Clipper Logistics.

A & F Sprinklers Ltd are ISO 9001 and LPC Level 4 certified, Accredited Contractors under the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), members of the CSCS Certification Skills certification Scheme, holders of the Employer of Excellence award, are an Exor Accredited Company and are also members of the Sprinkler Industries Trade Association BAFSA.

Find out how A & F Sprinklers can help keep your people and premises safe, call 0845 505 1550