lighting digest issue 42

For all the most up to date news, products and events visit www.lightingdigest.co.uk Page 27 Wieland Electric Tel: 01483 531 213 http://www.wieland-electric.com/en-gb Wieland Electric Metalynx2 Channels The Power Through Belmont House Wieland Electric has supplied its Metalynx2 structured wiring system to enable the channelling of power and lighting within the newly redeveloped Belmont in the centre of Uxbridge, West London. With the use of Wieland products, the project exceeds regulatory requirements in the provision of a sustainable and innovative solution, and it is anticipated that the CAT A office redevelopment will result in the building achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Aviva Investors’ 125,000 sq. ft. (11,617 sq. m) office redevelopment, Belmont has reached practical completion. This follows an 18 month, £30 million redevelopment schedule of works which saw the building stripped back to its frame and rebuilt to create a Grade A office scheme in the heart of Uxbridge town centre, West London. Large, light filled, agile open plan floor plates – averaging 26,500 sq. ft. (2,465 sq. m) - have been created over five levels. Belmont has been designed to suit either a sole corporate occupier or operate as a multi-let development. Wieland’s Metalynx2 structured wiring system was specified by mechanical and electrical contractors Phoenix ME Limited for the work at Belmont House to supply lighting and power to the office spaces, and lighting in the landlords core areas from the ground floor to the fourth floor. Metalynx2 is perfect for use in efficient installation of lighting circuits and other power requirements located above ceilings as it is easy and quick to install making it the perfect choice for contractors. Phoenix installed Wieland home runs in the tenants office space and master distribution boxes in the ceiling void which serve the LCM’s and FCU’s using Wieland’s lighting and power extender cables fixed to the soffits. The FCU’s have been supplied with Wieland’s fused spur ‘T’s to connect the power extenders and the LCM’s with lighting tees that connect with the lighting extenders. For landlord areas, each light fitting was supplied with a Wieland lighting tee already connected so that leads can be plugged in immediately as light fittings are installed, which dramatically reduces second and final fix durations in the main core areas. Craig Batten, project manager at Phoenix commented “Metalynx2 and the relevant Wieland products we used made this installation very straightforward. We had deadlines to meet as with all our projects and by using a high quality, well trusted brand that will be delivered on time and ready to install is extremely important to us. The added advantage is that the products are extremely easy to install, which ensured that the work was carried out within our dedicated timescale”. Wieland Bridges The Gap Wieland Electric have worked with national M&E specialist SES Engineering Services (SES), on the £1.35 billion new Queensferry Crossing spanning the Firth of Forth in Scotland for the design and supply of a cabling solution for the lighting system across the new bridge. The project forms the centrepiece of a major upgrade to the cross-Forth transport corridor in the East of Scotland. The Queensferry Crossing project, commissioned by Transport Scotland will supplement the existing Forth Road Bridge with the 1.7 mile structure being the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also by far the largest to feature cables which cross mid-span. Working closely with SES, Wieland designed and created a system to channel power and control cabling for road deck and internal access area lighting as well as the architectural lighting across the new construction. Using products from its RST range, Wieland provided its RST Classic for power to the new Thorn Lighting luminaires installed throughout the bridge deck sections and RST Mini for the DMX control of nearly 3,000 luminaires across the road deck. Having worked with many projects using DMX technology, Wieland were able to design the system so that the power and DMX supplies could not be cross matched. The combination of 122 pre-constructed cable-stayed bridge deck sections and 440 pre-fabricated service modules manufactured at SES’ pioneering project-specific offsite manufacturing facility, Prism based at the Queensferry Crossing site, and Wieland’s structured wiring solution has significantly reduced logistical con- straints and costs, whilst reducing the project’s on-site health and safety risks. Upon completion the bridge will stand 210 metres above high tide (683ft), equivalent to approximately 22 London buses stacked end-to-end. The overall Forth Replacement Crossing scheme is 13.7 miles long and includes major motorway upgrades to the north and south of the bridge.

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