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Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Profile 1 dado system has been used extensively in the expansion of Gascoigne Primary School, Barking, Essex, the largest primary school in the UK.
Victorian era Gascoigne Primary has expanded considerably over the years. The most recent development is an £11m project providing a new three-storey facility to accommodate 1,500 pupils complete with a rooftop playground looking out over the Thames Barrier and Barking Abbey.
Inside the school new features include a computer lab, interactive white boards and ‘nurture rooms’ which offer care for children with emotional and social needs. To power this large and complex building, considerable electrical wiring was required. Cable management has been delivered by Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Profile system in white with a charcoal main compartment cover, a versatile, cost-effective, and high quality trunking that has a proven track-record of meeting the demands of school environments.
Sterling Profile was specified following the electrical contractor’s visit to an open day at Edmundson Electrical in Crayford, where they were impressed by the quality and cost-effectiveness of the Marshall-Tufflex system.
The contractor said: “One of the key factors in our decision was Sterling’s versatility – it can be used at a 90° bend, allowing installers to easily fit it in the new school without too much doctoring. Supply chain was also very important – we used hundreds of metres at Gascoigne, with the three compartment trunking in every single room apart from the kitchen and main hall. Being the largest school in the UK this is a significant project and Sterling has more than stood up to the challenge. We have tried competitor products in the past but Marshall-Tufflex can’t be beaten on quality or price.”
About Sterling Profile 1
This is a popular and stylish trunking system that is easy and cost effective to use and often favoured by electrical contractors and installers. Sterling Profile has been tried and tested within educational establishments over many years.
167 x 50mm
Three segregated compartments each with separate access
Available in white or charcoal as standard
Compliant up to Cat 7a
Standard bend radius 25mm
Data fittings available for bend radius up to 50mm
Available with BIO antimicrobial properties
Boxes available to assist with Part M compliance
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