INSTALLATION: BBC Broacasting House
PRODUCT: Bespoke power distribution units
SUPPLIER: Interserve Engineering Service
The BBC was so impressed with Marshall-Tufflex‘s role in Broadcasting House going digital, that it has called upon the cable management specialist to supply further transmission centres with power distribution units based on the successful original design by Marshall-Tufflex.
With continuity across BBC sites also desirable, as well as being driven by rigid timescales and the need to meet and save on project deadlines, Marshall-Tufflex's complete offsite pre-fabrication and pre-wiring capability was of great advantage.
Working with Interserve Engineering Services, Marshall-Tufflex's Specialised Applications team adapted the system for the New Energy Centre at the London Television Centre, White City, Portland Place W1 and the BBC's Wood Norton Training Centre, as the sites prepare for UK TV's switch to digital.
The over-head power distribution system is constructed from a combination of Marshall-Tufflex's PVC-U Maxi-trunking and Mono 10 with specialised Industrial sockets. The complexity of both sites has necessitated the building of hundreds of units of varying sizes. Some of these units are as long as 6 metres and incorporate clean earthing and a large numbers of sockets and cables at specified intervals to supply power to the I.T. equipment racks.
A spokesman for Interserve's Engineering Team at the BBC White City installation, which was led by Jon Sumner, commented: “We met what was a complex and very quick programme on time. The standard of Marshall-Tufflex's pre-manufactured units was good and helped us to reach timescales when under pressure."
Marshall-Tufflex offers a complete solution service for all cable management requirements. Flexible in its levels of support, the Specialised Applications team provides creative designs that combine functionality, safety, easy maintenance, high quality of off-site manufacture, pre-wired assembly and deliveries to meet important time schedules.
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