A HAVANT firm is ensuring a £17.5m refurbishment of Ulster Museum is kept in mint condition.
Apollo Fire Detectors’ equipment has been installed in the museum, which is home to a number of collections that represent Northern Ireland’s history, varying from fossils and archaeology to world cultures and art.
Two its prize pieces are Takabuti, a seventh century BC Egyptian mummy, and Peter the polar bear.
As part of the refurbishment, a new extension was added which includes a 23-metre high atrium area which houses the giant Window on our World display tower.
A spokesman for Apollo said: ‘There were a number of factors that had to be taken into account when designing the fire detection system.
‘Given the diverse nature of the facilities, the client required a fire system that was reliable in a range of different environments.
‘In addition there was a need to be able to protect a large number of visitors of all ages, many of whom would not know the building layout or fire evacuation drill.’