University of West London
About This Project
Whitestar Solutions were contracted to work on the redevelopment of the St Mary's Road site in Ealing in 2015.
- 3,494 Brand Rex Cat6Plus Outlets
- 10 No.24-Core OM3 Fibres
- 6 No. 20-Pair 1308 Links
- 26 No. Prism Enclosures
The project was delivered in 12 weeks, which was a great achievement by our installation team.
The client has taken floors 1, 2 and 4 providing 83,400 sq. ft. of office space.
As with all refurbishment projects, it came with its challenges, and changes!
The first building to be refurbished was the Hospitality Block, which was originally scoped to be a tidy up of the existing Category 5e data cabling, along with the addition 70 new where required within a 6 week programme. Upon closer inspection of the existing infrastructure, it was agreed with Willmott Dixon and the University of West London that it wasn’t up to the standards required to meet the Future Campus Project. After a quick re-design of the Comms Room and containment, and the complete strip-out of the building, we installed a new Brand Rex Cat6Plus Cabling System totalling 882 Outlets, still within the 6 week programme!
Next came the refurbishment of A and B Blocks for the University’s new Library Space, scoped at 787 Cat6Plus Outlets, which soon changed to 2010 Outlets, being served from 4 new purpose built Comms Rooms!
The Heartspace was the new building, which linked everything together, in which we have installed 464 Brand Rex Cat6Plus Outlets, fed from 3 different Comms Rooms.
One part of the project was the Teaching Centre, which was a tidy up of the existing Category 5e Infrastructure over the summer of 2015.
The main project was a new building called Heartspace that connects with five existing buildings that have also been updated.
The refurbished buildings that connect to Heartspace include a new library, refectory and bookshop.
Importantly, this work was delivered in a live environment, with students and staff on site, which was carefully managed by Willmott Dixon.