Jackson Fire & Security win contract with “Wales’ Downton Abbey”

Jackson Fire & Security win contract with “Wales’ Downton Abbey”

The North Wales headquartered firm have been awarded a contract to install a wireless fire alarm system to Westbury Castle near Prestatyn.

The 200-year-old Grade II listed property, which has previously been described as Wales’ Downton Abbey, was once the ancestral home of the aristocratic Mostyn family, who built the main house in 1880s.

The historic castle is now being refurbished to offer weddings, parties and private functions.

Jackson Fire & Security will fit and commission a wireless fire alarm system, allowing for minimal disruption to the castle and a discreet installation which doesn’t compromise the interior.

The contract win continues the fire and security specialists’ 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.”

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.

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.