Wieland Electric has supplied its Metalynx armoured structured wiring system to enable fast connection of lighting, small power and fan coil units at Riverbank House in the City of London. Located at Upper Thames Street, close to London Bridge, the 10-storey Riverbank House is the new headquarters for the global alternative investment manager, Man Group plc, and provides 29,000m2 of high quality office space in the capital’s busy financial district.
Use of Wieland’s Metalynx structured wiring facilitated fast installation as many of the connections could be made off-site and simply plugged in onsite. With over 6,500 light fittings and 800 fan coil units to connect, the ‘plug and play’ functionality of the Metalynx system proved invaluable.
Much of the office space is column-free open plan so that control of the lighting is important to prevent energy being wasted. Consequently all of the lighting is controlled through a DALI network and the control cabling was integrated into the Metalynx system, again saving time on site. All mechanical and electrical services were specified by consulting engineers Hurleypalmerflatt.Metalynx is ideal for use with lighting circuits and other power requirements above the ceiling. The armouring is provided by die-cast aluminium housings for the connectors and accessories, and flexible metal conduit for the cables. The cables are all low-smoke, zero-halogen insulated, with single cores compliant with BS 7211 and multi-cores constructed to BS 7211. The identification colours of the cores comply with industry requirements.