Unitrunk’s Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) cable management systems will soon be helping to fast track start up science based businesses, thanks to the specification of cable tray, trunking and basket at the University of Wolverhampton’s £10 million Science, Technology & Prototyping Centre.
Located on the University of Wolverhampton Science Park and part-funded by a £4.8m grant from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, the 4000 sq mtr is a state of the art facility that is not currently available in the Black Country. The facility will encourage collaboration and innovation, with a ‘street’ of shared workspace and break out/collaboration spaces along with flexible hire arrangements for high specification labs, workshops and offices.
Electrical contractor, Summit Electrical, is installing cable basket, trunking and basket from Unitrunk’s RIS product range throughout the building for all sub mains, low voltage and data cabling.
Sub mains cabling will be installed using risers of Unitrunk’s Uniklip cable tray, with a riser connecting all three storeys to the ground floor switch room on both the East and West wings of the building, enabling easy isolation of each wing.
Unitrunk’s single compartment trunking will create a spine of LV cabling from the risers for each wing of the building, with lighting cabling in the ceiling void and power cabling in the raised access floor.
The data cabling will also be installed in both the ceiling and floor voids, with Unitrunk’s EasyConnect basket in the ceiling voids for the WiFi network and in the floor voids for the IT networks.
Ronnie Bhathal, director at Summit Electrical says that the project will form a new gateway to Wolverhampton and help transfer talent from the University of Wolverhampton into the world of business and industry.
“Unitrunk’s approach to re-engineering its products with the company’s rapid installation philosophy has helped us to reduce the time and labour involved in the programme, ensuring that we are on track to complete on time in March so that the facility can start bringing new businesses to market,” he said.
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