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Article Date: 5th February 2018

Unitrunk Helps Futureproof Loughborough Uni STEMlab Scheme

Loughborough University - STEMlab Scheme - Cable Management - Cable Tray

Unitrunk - University of Loughborough

Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has supplied solutions from its RIS (Rapid Installation Solutions) range for the £17 million STEMlab development at the University of Loughborough.

Designed by CPMG Architects and constructed as part of a major campus investment by the University of Loughborough, the STEMlab scheme provides new engineering, physics, chemistry and bio laboratories for students. The state-of-the–art facility has the capacity to grow and adapt to the University’s changing needs, resulting in 25 per cent redundant capacity in the cable management installation to enable the addition of more power and data cabling in the future.

The electrical installation was delivered by electrical contractor, Electract in a 38-week programme following design of the building services for the heavily serviced facility using BIM.

The project involved the installation of more than three kilometres of cable management, including Uniklip cable tray, Easy Connect cable basket and cable trunking. The primary mains cabling was installed using Unitrunk’s single compartment trunking, while triple compartment trunking for lighting, power and low voltage cabling was laid within the screed along with floor boxes to ensure full distribution at low level without reducing floor to ceiling heights.

Richard Hogg from Electract commented "Unitrunk’s cable management systems have been designed to enable rapid installation without the need for tools or nuts and bolts, which helped us reduce installation times by around a third, ensuring we were able to deliver the project within the University’s business critical deadlines and enable fit out to commence on time."

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