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Article Date: 21st December 2017

Unitrunk puts Rocket into Stephenson Quarter Installation

Cable Management - Stephenson Rocket - Underfloor Trunking - Trunking System

Unitrunk- Stephenson Rocket Newcastle

Unitrunk’s innovative cable management infrastructure is playing its part in bringing new life to the Stephenson Quarter which gave birth to Stephenson Rocket located behind Newcastle’s Central Station.

The Quarter is a public-private partnership between Newcastle City Council and developer the Clouston Group. From its landmark hotel, offices, apartments and events spaces, it is hoped the Quarter will generate £100m per year for the economy and support 2,000 jobs.

Unitrunk - Opus EngineerThe building services design and installation is by Opus Building Services who have installed Unitrunk’s underfloor (In-Screed) trunking system for power and data, with a bespoke exposed floor trunking system for temporary AV cabling.

Unitrunk has worked in tandem with Opus to develop a system which combines the two approaches to cable containment. "We’ve married the In-Screed underfloor trunking with exposed chequer plate containment, delivering a bespoke solution to meet the client’s desire for an industrial aesthetic for the exposed trunking," explains Tim Brown, national sales manager at Unitrunk. "Valuable time savings have been achieved for the construction team, with Unitrunk’s raised collars on the In-Screed trunking system providing a level for the concrete pour when laying the floor." The chequer plate trunking has been hot-dip galvanised to give the rough, industrial feel desired by the client.

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