Curvy cable management
Building designers and electrical contractors looking to bring a new dimension to their work can take inspiration from a project carried out on behalf of a specialist technology college in Cornwall.
Architectural practice, The Bazeley Partnership, was tasked by Cornwall County Council with designing a new IT department within the sixth form of Tretherras School in Newquay. The architects came up with a design that included curved cable containment wrapped around a central workstation – the focal point of the room.
When it came to sourcing a cable management system for the scheme, the county council’s senior electrical engineer David Shuff turned to Marshall-Tufflex for advice on a solution that could cope with the curved external and internal bends, all at dado level.
Marshall-Tufflex recommended its multi-compartment PVC-U perimeter cable management system, Sterling Profile 1, of which 40 metres was pre-curved to order.
Mr Shuff said: “With the nature of this circular design, the trunking was a key element. Only Sterling could give us scope to achieve the architect’s vision, and the end result has met everyone’s expectations.”
The main electrical contractor on the project was Waldon’s Electrical, St Austell, and Sterling supplier Edmundsons Electrical in Plymouth.