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Burland Electropatent - Case Studies

Global Bank in Asia

Bank in Asia

An American Bank needed Burland to produce bespoke power distribution systems for their offices in South East Asia. The client required colour coding to identify each supply and a solution that could work throughout Asia, where accidental local power outages caused by poorly designed power sockets was unacceptable.

Major National and European Electrical Retailer

Electrical Retailer

“Plug and Play” power distribution products were required to enable every electrical item in the store to be powered up, which also needed to be reconfigurable by store managers & merchandising teams to accommodate for changing promotions and product launches.

Burland provided a range of DB2000 power units in standard formats of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 way bars with 20A interlink cabling system in lengths from 1m to 10m.

Major city institution gets powered up with Burland

City Institution

A City Institution with 2500 staff required new workstations to provide ultimate security of connectivity. This was paramount as the work carried out by staff was too important to be lost due to a failed electrical connection.

A bespoke design utilising the C13 locking power outlet allowed 12 outlets to be incorporated into the small space available. The locking socket ensures total connection reliability in the height adjustable workstations.

The Manchester Town Hall & Library Complex Transformation

Manchester Town Hall

The Manchester Town Hall complex constitutes striking heritage architecture that needed sensitive development and detailing to bring the building up to modern office standards whilst retaining all of the remarkable history of the building.

Often heritage architecture can pose challenges when installing a conventional raised floor system due to floor-ceiling ratios and therefore another solution has to be employed. In this particular case, a screed option was not suitable and hence the floor services had to be installed using a floor penetration grommet with services being offered from below and therefore needed to be fire rated. In most cases 30 or 60 minute fire rating is acceptable depending on the building size and function, however, Building Control were adamant that 120 minutes must be achieved.

After many discussions, and scouring the world for suitable products, Electropatent were commissioned to provide a solution for the cable management. This involved tremendous amount of work and was a learning curve for all concerned. Electropatent had the in-house skills and expertise to take on this challenge; nevertheless, some involved needed convincing whether it could be achieved in the timescale available.

The client, MCC, wanted a robust product which would provide long & reliable service life offering value for money. The project was led by SimpsonHauge & Partners (formerly Ian Simpson Architects) with support from BDP, Arup, Laing O’Rourke, NG Baileys and MCC.

Electropatent were proud to be a part of the restoration project, which posed huge challenges due to the nature of the building. From the outset we knew this was not going to be easy; however, we took on the project and successfully designed a new product and delivered on time to ensure there were no delays to the overall project restoration plans.

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Orion Court
Great Blakenham
Ipswich, Suffolk

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