Kelham Hall was originally the home of the Manners-Sutton family. It is a Grade 1 listed building standing in 52 acres of parkland along the banks of the river Trent.
TagEvac Evacuation System & Plans installed 2013.
“TagEvac has helped us to implement a simple and straightforward evacuation plan for complicated building. Before TagEvac we had a system of signing in and out registers but they were not a very reliable way of ensuring that the building is clear if a fire alarm has sounded. People would forget to sign in or out, but the TagEvac system deployed by trained fire wardens is a far better, simpler and more effective way of establishing that areas of the building are fully evacuated, particularly in a complex one like Kelham Hall.”Darren Wardale – Deputy Asset Manager (Facilities)
The existing building (a replacement for two earlier buildings lost to fire) was built during the Victorian era.
It is considered a masterpiece of high Victorian Gothic architecture, entirely asymmetrical, with a gloriously irregular skyline, and crowning ‘grandiloquent’ towers.
It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and completed in 1863. In 1865 Gilbert Scott reused many of the design details of Kelham Hall on a much larger scale for the façade of the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras railway station in London, completed in 1876.
In 1903 the Manners-Sutton family ran into financial difficulties and the Hall was sold to the Society of the Sacred Mission and run as a theological college. It was occupied by military forces during World War I, and again in World War II.
Due to dwindling numbers the college closed in 1972 and a year later the Hall became the head office of Newark and Sherwood District Council and remains so to this day. Parts of the building are used for private parties and weddings.
TagEvac® have supplied their system throughout this complex suite of offices to help Newark & District Council improve their evacuation
process. To blend in with the aesthetic quality of the building the client opted for a brushed stainless steel effect for all of their enhanced tag stations. These units display a plan of the local evacuation zone to help the Fire Wardens carry out their checks with a minimum of fuss.
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