Apollo protects the past, present and future at famous Londonderry Guildhall

Apollo Fire Detectors is playing an integral role in keeping visitors and staff safe at one of Londonderry’s most recognisable landmarks, following a major refurbishment project completed this summer.

The historic Guildhall in Londonderry reopened to the public in June following a £9.5m restoration, which included the installation of Apollo Fire Detectors’ XP95 range at the heart of its safety provision. 

The iconic building is now a central tourism hub and focal point for visitors to the city. In addition to its tourist status, the Guildhall is also the only surviving guildhall still in civic use in Ireland, and has been home to the Derry City Council chamber and Mayor’s Parlour since 1890.

A range of extensive refurbishment works began on the Guildhall in 2010. Externally, the works included restoration of the stonework, stained glass, roof and iconic clock.  Internally, a new café, exhibition area and dedicated tourist point were constructed from historic civic offices, with disabled access incorporated throughout.  The refurbished building can now play a key role in celebrating Londonderry’s position as the inaugural UK City of Culture designation for 2013.