Marco Spec Forms Part of Pioneering PF2 HLR School
Marco’s presence within the UK education sector continues to grow from strength to strength, the firm’s Elite 3 uPVC trunking being utilised at Interserve's pioneering PF2 scheme.
The £150 million HLR Schools project involves the demolition and new build of seven secondary schools in the South East of England.
Developed under a challenging time frame, a uniformed and standardised approach across all seven sites was critical. Marco’s Elite 3 trunking formed part of the specification applied across all projects in line with the wider approach.
Enabling works began in March 2015. Developed in phases concurrently, the new builds were constructed on existing playing fields and car parks. Upon completion the old buildings have been demolished and the sites made good for recreational use.
Stuart Langridge (Associate Director) for Interserve Engineering Services explained: “We recognise the synergy between Marco’s Elite trunking and the education market and appreciated their experience within this sector, as well as the many benefits that the product presented.
“As with all of our specifications, careful consideration was given to quality. Future-proofing was another major factor, and how this could be managed, so the Elite trunking was a perfect fit for the Cat6 structured cabling solution. The Education Funding Agency approved use of the Elite products during the design and planning phase, this was pre-agreed far in advance of installation work.
“In terms of volume, we have ordered vast quantities of Elite trunking across all seven sites. Our team were impressed with ease of installation and the modern bright white and curved aesthetics of Elite (with grey plates for DDA compliance), which sit really well within this type of environment.”