In 2019, the finance offices on the Cambridge University Press site began to plan a refurbishment to enhance its IT and meeting facilities. To assist with the cable management part of the works, Marshall-Tufflex supplied a range of products to serve this large, high-end office.
Michael Penfold, Director of M Penfold Electrical Contractors Ltd, had worked with Marshall-Tufflex products previously and knew the products and services to be reliable, robust and ideal for such a high-profile job.
“We were working to quite a tight schedule for this one, with plans that the entire office was going to be stripped bare, including all the flooring and walls. From then, we had a twelve-week schedule in place to install fuse boards, powertrack, power and data modules and trunking, in order to supply power and data to a large number of desktop computers.
“This installation was going to take place across five offices, including one with video conference facilities. The main office consists of 105 desks – which all required underfloor to desk solutions.”
For this project, Michael worked closely with Glenn Woods, Area Sales Manager at Marshall-Tufflex, to ensure this extensive refurbishment could be carried out to schedule.
To supply each desk with a power source for desktop computers, Marshall-Tufflex supplied a number of its Clean Earth (CE) 63amp Powertrack lengths. Supplied complete with pre-assembled coupler, end cap and floor mounting brackets, it was the perfect solution to install underfloor power within the allotted time.
These were then connected to power modules, which were secured underneath desks by a simple to install wire basket solution, to keep floors clear of cable in the busy office.
Finally, for perimeter trunking, PVC-U Sterling Profile 3 was specified. A stylish perimeter dado, the profile is a robust trunking solution that contains 54% recycled material that can comfortably hold data and power cables. To accommodate corners and the office shape, couplers and flat tees were also used.
“Marshall-Tufflex products are extremely high-quality, which means they are not prone to bending or breaking on-site like some products tend to be,” says Michael. “Due to the robust, high-quality nature of the products provided, installation went incredibly well and was very straight-forward, which has allowed us to complete our work to schedule.”