Cygnus Opens New Birmingham Technology & Training Centre

  • 13th Dec 2023

We’re delighted to have officially opened our new technology and training facility in Meriden, Birmingham.
The Technology & Training Centre (TTC) will serve as a space for innovation, underscoring our steadfast commitment to providing pioneering fire safety solutions. It will also mark an expansion of our Cygnus Academy – an in-person, custom training programme for installers seeking to learn about and become a Certified Installer of SmartNet, the world-first EN 54 certified and 100% wireless fire detection and alarm system.
"The opening of the new Cygnus TTC in Birmingham marks a pivotal moment for Cygnus," states Sandy Damm, CEO at Cygnus. "We are excited to embark on this journey, as it propels us into the next phase of Cygnus' growth. This strategic investment reflects our unwavering commitment to staying at the forefront of fire safety technology and expertise, ensuring that we continue to deliver unparalleled solutions to our clients worldwide. As our business expands, so does the opportunity to cultivate local talent and we are looking forward to adding to our team. I thank Charles Markham, Director and Shareholder for his remarkable work in setting up this first-class premises, future pillar of Cygnus Group.”
"Meriden is the perfect location for our new facility” comments Charles Markham, Director and Shareholder at Cygnus. “Its central location and proximity to Birmingham Airport, and key transportation routes gives us great infrastructure connectivity so that we can serve our UK and international customers well from here. This region is also well-known for its technology centres and expertise and, with the combination of training and R&D, the TTC is in the best position to benefit from and develop that talent pool."   
Advanced Facilities
The Cygnus TTC houses state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to testing, refining, and advancing fire and safety solutions. It will also be equipped with innovation spaces that encourage collaboration among our skilled research and development team and technical support team.
Become a Cygnus Certified Installer
The new Cygnus Academy training centre provides a modern and high spec environment where installers can complete the SmartNet training to become a Cygnus Certified Installer. The SmartNet course combines both theoretical and practical training, providing detailed insights into the ground-breaking SmartNet technology and the skills required to carry out a successful installation of the SmartNet system. You can book your training visit here.
Opening a second Cygnus Academy site aligns with the company's mission to ensure installers are fully certified to install SmartNet on their projects. Meriden is an accessible location for installers and ensures that, wherever they are based, they can take advantage of the business opportunity wireless fire detection and alarm systems present. It also allows Cygnus to continue its rapid pace of growth by investing in its people as well as adding to the team and supporting recruitment in the local area.  
Sandy concludes, “we are excited to embark on the next stage of our journey to not only foster growth, but also invest further in research and development. The Meriden location was chosen strategically due to its proximity to technological and academic resources, making it an ideal base for Cygnus' research and development initiatives. The additional space to expand our training facilities also opens new opportunities for installers to be supported by expert, in-depth training and ongoing first-class technical support.”
We look forward to seeing you at our new Cygnus TTC!