Unitrunk and their innovative cable management infrastructure are bringing new life to the Stephenson Quarter, which gave birth to Stephenson Rocket located behind Newcastle’s Central Station.
The Quarter is a public-private partnership between Newcastle City Council and developer the Clouston Group. From its landmark hotel, offices, apartments and events spaces, it is hoped the Quarter will generate £100m per year for the economy and support 2,000 jobs.
The building services design and installation is by Opus Building Services who have installed Unitrunk’s underfloor (In-Screed) trunking system for power and data, with a bespoke exposed floor trunking system for temporary AV cabling.
Unitrunk has worked in tandem with Opus to develop a system which combines the two approaches to cable containment. “We’ve married the In-Screed underfloor trunking with exposed chequer plate containment, delivering a bespoke solution to meet the client’s desire for an industrial aesthetic for the exposed trunking,” explains Tim Brown, national sales manager at Unitrunk. The chequer plate trunking has been hot-dip galvanised to give the rough, industrial feel desired by the client.