Wieland Electric’s popular Metalynx2 structured wiring system has been installed for the distribution of all power and lighting throughout the newly refurbished Halley House Primary School in Arcola Street, London, E8. The school, located in the Metropole College’s former building, was purchased by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to ensure the provision of more primary schools in the E8 area in the future.
Wieland’s Metalynx2 system was specified by electrical contractors Etech Southern, who designed and installed the complete electrical infrastructure for the project in accordance with the EFA output specification. The original college building had a conventional lighting system which was stripped out in its entirety and replaced with a DALI lighting control system designed to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations.
The recent renovation was split into two phases with the first phase incorporating the kitchen, hall and office space on the ground floor, along with classrooms on the third floor. The second phase saw the completion of classrooms on the first and second floors, along with the development of outside areas. The Metalynx2 system allowed Etech Southern to maximise productivity on-site as the product is already pre-wired and pre-tested at Wieland’s factory so, when delivered to site, the system simply has to be plugged together.
The Metalynx2 system is totally environmentally friendly as it arrives complete and ready to install on-site with zero wastage. Compared to traditional power installation methods, the Metalynx2 system can reduce connection time by 70%, which is critical when working to strict project deadlines. Metalynx2 also makes it easier to reconfigure systems in the future to accommodate changes in building usage or layout, thus supporting compliance with the government’s ‘Soft Landings’ concept.
Dave Higgins, Director, Etech Southern commented “Wieland’s products were ideal for the project to reduce installation time on-site and provide a flexible solution. When working up against tight deadlines, as we invariably are, it’s good to have a reliable product like Metalynx2 that arrives on site on time and ready to assemble, allowing us to concentrate on other areas of the project. Wieland are always able to meet our timescales with technical support and on-site management should this be required”.