Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin Plus in award winning £8m student union refurbishment
Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin Plus cable management system has been used in the award winning £8m refurbishment of Newcastle University Student Union’s (NUSU) Grade 2 listed building, located in the heart of the city campus.While the exterior of the historic 1920s building remains unaltered, the interior has been transformed into a contemporary facility complete with 24 hour IT cluster suites, bank, shops and a performance venue. The redevelopment won the Education Interior Design Awards 2011.
The success of the project can be traced back to the planning stages when a number of surveys were conducted to produce a ‘most wanted’ list from Newcastle students. Topping the request list was the introduction of social learning facilities and IT access, which are now in plentiful supply.
In order to service the IT equipment within the many student study areas and ‘hot’ desks of the six floor building, SES required a large, twin compartment cable management system with a good sized bend radius to contain extensive power and data cabling. It therefore picked Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin Plus system, a robust, Category 6A compliant, medium sized PVC-U trunking split to provide 60 per cent space for power delivery and 40 per cent for data supplies.