5 Broadgate, London

Metsec steps ups with cable management for prestigious London office development

5 Broadgate, London

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Cold roll-formed steel specialist, voestalpine Metsec plc, has supported the construction of newly developed office space, 5 Broadgate in London through providing crucial cable management solutions.

The development is due to open in 2016 as office space for a global financial services company. Located in the heart of central London within close proximity of Liverpool Street Station, 5 Broadgate will boast 12-storeys of office space within its striking architectural design. Metsec was required to provide made to order cable containment, which were not simply stock designs to Marcoe Electrical, the electrical contractor.

While robust cable management is crucial within all modern office space, this was further amplified at 5 Broadgate due to a need for strong performing ventilation to prevent overheating equipment within the office. Having been involved at the beginning of planning stages through the provision of technical submissions, Metsec had the project knowledge and industry expertise to seamlessly step in and provide assurances to Marcoe Electrical, the electrical contractor on the project. 5 Broadgate has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating, meaning that sustainability is also a must within the project, and Metsec’s BES 6001 accreditation, covering responsible sourcing of products, ensures that this is achievable.

Richard Allen, General Manager of Metsec’s Cable Management division, commented:
“Metsec is one of only a handful of cable management suppliers with BES 6001 accreditation. Suppliers must provide evidence of a holistic approach from the mining of raw materials, right through to their manufacturing and processing phases. This is particularly important for clients and contractors driving environmental, social and corporate responsibility, while upholding best practice. Accreditation provides proof that customers are buying a high quality, audited product. It also gives reassurance that product quality supports the duty of care responsibilities main contractors and end clients have for health and safety on their sites.”

Mark Crilley, Director at Marcoe Electrical, commented:
“We were very impressed with the way Metsec provided made to order, non-stock parts for the project. Their cable ladders and trays are very diverse and come in a wide range of sizes and load capacities, which allowed us a great level of flexibility when utilising the products. We have now specified Metsec products for our next Mace MEP Services Ltd project, Land Securities’ major mixed use development Nova, Victoria that incorporates both commercial offices and residential apartments next to London Victoria Train Station.”

Metsec’s cable ladders and trays come in a wide range of sizes and load capacities, giving maximum flexibility to designers. They are also quick and easy to install, with simple connections between sections. The cable trunking is equally simple to install. Designed as complete systems, sections have integral connectors for all fittings as well as fixing bolts.