REHAU Trunking Chosen for Dynamic College Project

More than 3,500m of REHAU data trunking has been installed in the new £77m Sandwell College, which has recently opened in West Bromwich.

The dramatic new building, which has been constructed by Interserve, the international support services and construction group, is a flagship development within the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough, consisting of two converging wings with a wave-like roof.

REHAU’s Profila Data 180x65mm and Compact Data 140x50mm cable management systems were specified and installed by M&E contractors Interserve Engineering Services, who have used the trunking extensively on previous projects and like both the speed of installation and the cabling protection which it offers.

The trunking has been installed throughout many of the classrooms and teaching areas of the 25,300m² college, including in the computer suites, automotive centre, beauty and hairdressing salons.

In particular areas of the college, Interserve has mounted the trunking in vertical pods corresponding to rows of desking to avoid power going via floor voids. REHAU has also supplied high visibility socket collars for the project in a grey finish which satisfy the requirements of Part M of the Building Regs governing use by the visually impaired.

The new Sandwell College accommodates 10,000 full and part-time students undertaking a range of further education courses including fashion, engineering, automotive engineering and photography. It is even possible to train for a career as a cabin crew attendant since a full size mock aircraft cabin has been constructed, with REHAU trunking installed in the teaching area at the front.

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