Winchester City is the county town of Hampshire. 61 miles south-west of London and only 17 miles from neighbouring Southampton City, Winchester is very close to the M3 motorway, that runs from the before mentioned cities of Southampton and London.
The western-end of South Downs National Park and the River Itchen lie alongside Winchester. The nearest airport would be Southampton’s International Airport, situated in Eastleigh, a suburb of Southampton.
Winchester’s history is very impressive. It was once England’s ancient capital and was the seat of King Alfred the Great. The legendary Arthurian Round Table can be found in the Great Hall in Winchester Castle. A statue of King Alfred can be found in the city centre.The Cathedral is one of the main landmarks of Winchester.
Winchester’s train station is in the town centre, giving great access to all that the city offers. The train route runs direct to Waterloo London in one direction, and south to Southampton in the other.
The services of Fire Care and Security for Winchester include CCTV systems, Burglar alarms, Door Access units, Fire Alarms, Fire extinguishers and the legal Fire Risk Assessments.
Fire alarms of course make good commercial sense. But above this, it is a regulatory requirement in most premises (detailed in The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005). All fire alarms must be installed and serviced to BS5839 standards. Fire Care and Security fully qualified and competent for installing and maintaining fire alarms.
The importance of a fire alarm is to ensure that lives are not put at risk and that the damage of the premises are minimised. Fire alarms alert you to a fire, giving you time to evacuate the building and alert the emergency services.
Fire Care and Security’s fire safety services include:
- Fire alarm installation and maintenance
- Fire extinguisher installation and maintenance
- Fire risk assessments
- Fire warden training
- Fire marshall training
The shopping centre is also in the city centre, and includes the main retail outlets as well as some great independent boutiques. The restaurants, bars and cafes offer something for everyone, with a particularly good choice of fine dining establishments.
The cost of housing is one of the highest in the UK. Many factors make up the reasons for the high cost, including the history, the facilities and amenities, the excellent dining, good commuter routes via road and rail as well as the excellent schools and colleges.
Winchester’s famous architecture is very obvious when walking around the city and it is clear that this city is steeped in history. Winchester also has a hospital and a prison that are literally across the road from each other. The city of Winchester is surrounded by scenic countryside on all sides.