New van fleet for Astral

Astral is celebrating the arrival of its new van fleet. The smart, black and white vans will play a key role in delivering the company’s impressive service and installation contracts.

Astral only employs fully qualified, well-trained engineers to carry out its installation and service work. The engineers take full responsibility for each piece of work they do, providing one point of contact, one point of responsibility and total technical support.

Rob Harris, MD of Astral commented: “Our engineers are as important as the high quality products we offer. It is essential that they are properly equipped to accomplish their work, in the manner we guarantee to our customers. Our new van fleet allows our engineers to carry standard stock, spares and tools, to ensure that wherever possible, only one visit to a site is ever necessary for routine maintenance and installation work.”

The new van fleet will be on the road immediately, providing outstanding fire and security services throughout the country.

Protecting Lark Hill retirement village

Astral Fire and Security has played a key role in ensuring the safety of residents at the prestigious Lark Hill Retirement Village, in Nottingham.

Lark Hill is owned and operated by Extra Care and is amongst the largest retirement villages of its type in Europe. The site has 327 individual homes and many impressive additional buildings housing fitness suites, shops, cafes, IT rooms and a well being centre.

Rob Harris, MD of Astral commented: “Working in partnership with Cirrus Communications we were delighted to design and install a range of fire and security systems, including new fire alarms, CCTV and access control. We also installed a new nurse call system, telephone and data. Lark Hill is ExtraCare’s largest village, with fabulous facilities and unrivalled views over open countryside in Clifton, overlooking the Soar Valley. Now thanks to Astral’s involvement, residents can relax in the knowledge that vital life safety systems are in place.”

All systems have preventative maintenance contracts in place, with life safety systems receiving a four hour call out.

Astral is currently working with Cirrus Communications on similar projects in Erdington, Gloucester and Stratford.

Find out more about Lark Hill Retirement Village and Extra Care.