ELITE 60 TRUNKING
A £26million re-development of Orpington College gave a complete overhaul to existing buildings and facilities and created a state-of-the art education centre with fi rst class resources. The specifi cation for the electrical installation at Orpington included a Cat 6 Structure Cabling System that met the IT requirements of the College, and Marco’s ELITE 60 Trunking at 200mm x 63mm deep was chosen as the perfect system.
The ELITE 60 offers greater capacity for Cat 6 cables as well as using 50mm Back Boxes for the deeper Cat 6 RJ45’s. Marco’s ELITE 60 internal, external and fl at angles offer a true 50mm bend radius, meeting all relevant UK and international standards which safeguard the integrity and performance of the client’s network.
Part M of the Building Regulations for England and Wales sets out requirements and offers direction relating to access and use of buildings for wiring devices and controls, incorporating three key areas: accessibility, visibility and ease of use.
In order to achieve this, Marco has adapted its ELITE 60 Trunking to meet DDA Part M compliance, at the request of the client, with a bespoke grey coloured lid and backplate, offering greater prominence for those with visual impairments.
Paul Diggins, Sales and Marketing Director of Marco Cable Management said: “We are seeing an increase in the level of enquiries by customers requiring different specifi cations in order to meet Part M regulations.
Those involved in public sector building schemes such as this will be looking at different ways to achieve Part M and as a business, Marco aims to be both fl exible and innovative in its approach in order to support our customers’ changing needs.
The completion of Orpington College has brought a state-of-the-art, wholly sustainable and modernised education facility to the local area that will enhance and support learning for many years to come.”