Hapimag Powervamp CBS

Founded in 1963 with a profit-oriented business model, Hapimag has more recently adopted a more co-operative model and become one of Europe’s most successful time-share providers. Its 130,000+ shareholders and members can now choose from over 5000 holiday apartments in around 60 resorts in the most beautiful locations in Europe, the USA, Turkey and Morocco.

“…the exterior of this once majestic building had started to show its age…”

The Hapimag Resort London is a listed Victorian palace set in the centrally located, and very stylish, Bayswater region within the capital. The building was built at 23 – 26 Lancaster Gate in 1864 and is located in the direct vicinity of Hyde Park, making it ideally positioned to visit local attractions such as Tate Modern, London Eye and the West End.

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The magnificent Hapimag Resort London set new levels in stylish city accommodation 

Today the Hapimag Resort London comprises of of 44 luxury holiday apartments, however the exterior of this once majestic building had started to show its age.  In a bold move, it was decided to close the famous London resort to facilitate the much needed renovations, both internally as well as externally.

“…Powervamp provided an EF20 Central Battery System rated at 12Kva as well as a large number of Si-Com changeover relays…”

The famous building will close for a total of 12 months whilst the thorough renovation takes place. The work originally started in June 2017 with an anticipated re-opening in Autumn 2018, but it was during the initial planning process that Powervamp became involved with the project.

In April 2018 Powervamp was invited to quote for the supply and installation of an Emergency Lighting Central Battery System after a competitors design was deemed too complicated.

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The Powervamp EF20 was supplied to Hapimag London Resort to power emergency lighting to the concourse and stairways

In the event of a power failure, the Emergency Lighting Central Battery System switches over to battery power. Not only must the lighting be restored seamlessly, but the emergency system must also be able to maintain an acceptable lux level (brightness) for long enough to allow people to leave the premises safely.

The simplified design was approved and Powervamp provided an EF20 Central Battery System rated at 12Kva as well as a large number of Si-Com changeover relays.  The Si-Com relay facilitates the switching between the normal 240V AC supply and the central battery system supply without becoming out of phase or arcing.

“…the electrical contractor involved with this prestigious project was impressed with (Powervamp’s) fast response times…”

The EF20 will provide emergency lighting throughout the building, including the concourse and multiple stairways.  As with all emergency lighting central battery systems, the equipment must conform with the stringent industry regulations, particularly BS EN 50171:2001.  This standard specifies the general requirements for central power supply systems for an independent energy supply to essential safety equipment.

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The huge renovation is expected to take 12 months to complete with an anticipated re-opening in October 2018

The electrical contractor involved with this prestigious project was impressed with the fast response times, a well thought through simplified design and constant support throughout the installation process and as a direct result has added Powervamp to their preferred suppliers directory.  The commissioning of the EF20 will take place within the next few weeks.

The planned re-opening of the Hapimag Resort London is due towards the end of summer, just in time for their 20-year anniversary in October.  The entire resort will have been restored and renovated in a way that maintains all its historic charm, but with a modern twist.

Additional wet rooms, state of the art bathrooms, air-conditioning and dishwasher facilities will have been added to offer a contemporary feel to these unique holiday apartments and will ensure many thousands of visitors continue to enjoy the sites and sounds of the Capital whilst staying at the Hapimag Resort London.

For more information on Powervamp’s Emergency Lighting Central Battery Systems,

contact the sales office on 01934 643000 or email info@powervamp.com

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