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Ashby Hospital Office Conversion

Client: David Granger Architectural Design Ltd
Sector: Corporate and Office
Location: Ashby De La Zouch
We were approached by David Granger Architects to survey and quote on the Networking, Audio Visual and CCTV elements of the Hospital Conversion. David Granger Architects were planning on converting the old Ashby De La Zouch hospital into their own offices and also offices for sublet. The building had thick brick walls and the Networking Cabinet was located at one end of the building.

The brief was to install around 200 individual network points plus Cat 6 for Audio Visual and CCTV using IP Cameras. This led to some extremely challenging cable runs pushing the limits of Cat 6. The runs were mapped out in advance and through a mixture of coring, channelling and cutting the cables were hid in their entirety. Each run was protected in galvanised metal conduit so no damage could occur during painting and plastering.

In the Cabinet Room we had a 42U cabinet with a fan, 10 x 24 Way Cat 6 Patch Panel, PDU’s and a selection of colour and length patch cables with intuitive Cab design. Each cable run was terminated in to a NENCO Cat 6 Module.

When running along the walls or floor all cabling was contained within a mixture of cable trays, conduit, piping and matting to ensure minimal losses on the cable.

Using Panduit NetKey Category 6 Cable we were able to offer a 25 Year Manufacturers Warranty once we had tested each point with our Fluke Tester. In total we used around 10km of Cat 6 Cabling to complete the job.
Listed Building Office Conversion

Client: Paymentsense Merchant Card Services
Sector: Corporate and Office
Location: Hull
A rapidly growing business in Hull, Paymentsense were moving from the offices they had outgrown in the city centre to a listed building off Victoria Dock.
Structured cabling was required to 250 Network points across two floors. This was not a straightforward office refurbishment as the building is listed, the floors are wooden and the ceiling is exposed. We were also relocating a large number of digital signage displays, TV’s and projectors as part of the move.

The Structured Cabling runs were achieved through a combination of exposed but discreet perimeter cable trays and working within the floors but lifting floor boards as required.

NENCO CAT6 Cabling was used along with some shielded CAT6A for the Wi-Fi Access Points located around the building.

Each Network point was fluke tested and achieved Certification enabling a 25 Year Manufacturers Warranty on the Structured Cabling we installed.
Claremont Fan Court Orchard Block

Client: Claremont Fan Court School
Sector: Education New Build
Location: Esher, Surrey
As part of their expansion plans Claremont Fan Court School commissioned TGEscapes to build a bespoke Modular Eco Building.

We were tasked with ensuring the Structured Cabling, Audio Visual and CCTV were installed and cabled to a high specification in this unusual building. The final scope was 60 Cat 6 Outlet Modules, Door Access Modules, Door Control Modules, 8 UST Projectors, Whiteboards and AV Connectivity.

In order to get this new build on to the main school network, Practical Networking were also tasked with trenching, ducting and routing a 50m 8 Core Pre Terminated Optical Fibre.

Practical Networking chose to use NENCO Cat 6 UTP Low smoke cable. This was run back to a 12U Network Cabinet containing the patch panels, HP PoE Switches and Fibre Termination. In total we used around 3km of Cat 6 Cabling.
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