St Stephen’s Shopping Centre in Hull opened on 20 September 2007 and today it attracts more than 10 million visitors a year.
TagEvac Evacuation System & Master Control Board installed December 2012
“Having responsibility for the safety of our customers and retail staff as a primary concern I wanted to establish a simple and hassle-free solution to help us control and manage evacuation.
TagEvac has provided us with just that. They also provided a way we could capture that information at our Central Control Point so we can see the evacuation in real time at one place. I am happy with the product, service and attention to our specific requirements.”Tony van der Vliet – Deputy Centre Manager
St Stephen’s is a 40-acre (160,000 m2) brownfield site development in the city centre of Kingston upon Hull, England. It cost £200 million to build and was a key development in the resurgence of Hull as the centre of East Yorkshire culture and shopping.
St Stephen’s is home to 12.8 acres (52,000 m2) of retail and leisure space and incorporates retail outlets, cafés, bars, fitness club, restaurants, a cinema and an award-winning multi-storey car park.
St Stephen’s is owned by British Land which owns and manages a portfolio of commercial property worth £16.3 billion, of which their share is £10.4 billion. British Land’s portfolio is focused primarily on high quality retail locations and central London offices, believing that these well-located properties are the ones best placed to benefit from customer demand and rental growth. They also have expertise in residential and leisure property and also own properties directly, as well as through investment funds and joint ventures.
As part of their revised Emergency planning, the Centre has installed TagEvac as an integral part of their Management and Control systems. TagEvac have also developed an Emergency Evacuation Master Control Board (EMCoB) which is installed at the Security Centre and is used to mimic the evacuation information as it is called in from the Security team located throughout the Centre.
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