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Curved Odyssey bespoke trunking installed at uni campus

Marshall-Tufflex’s bespoke curved Odyssey trunking provided a
stylish and easy to fit solution for the University of Warwick.

A bespoke cable management solution was delivered to a tight deadline ensuring halls of residence at the University of Warwick were ready to welcome students in time for the new term.

Marshall-Tufflex’s sleek Odyssey PVC-U trunking system has a completely curved profile and is the only one of its kind on the market. It has been designed specifically with health, education and office environments in mind. Bespoke lengths of 2.25m were cut to fit-out student rooms in the Arthur Vick Residence. Odyssey trunking was supplied in white with flush fitting charcoal accessory boxes to comply with Building Regulations Part M.

The dado trunking delivers data and electricity to desk areas in 150 study rooms and was part of a refit of the whole residence. Marshall-Tufflex’s dedicated team deals with special projects where cable management products are fabricated to customised design and specification. The team provided bespoke cut lengths with a quick turnaround, helping the refit stay on track and on budget.

This specialist service was a key consideration, but Odyssey was also chosen for its stylish curved profile, which avoids dust traps and makes cleaning easy. Wrap-around covers give added security and result in smoother lines.

Electrical Design Engineer Gary Price, from the university’s Estates Office, said: “We only had 10 weeks on site and I wanted to limit any waste in terms of time and materials. Having the product cut to size in the factory and delivered as a complete package for each study bedroom meant that it could be easily fitted into place with no waste. This has delivered a very good result.”

As well as being cut to size off-site, the base is pre-punched so does not require drilling. The trunking has adjustable bends with a 25mm bend radius to manage difficult angles, and cabling is easier thanks to a specially designed internal cable tray.

The three compartments allow full cable segregation and both trunking and accompanying fittings are suitable for installations up to Cat 7a. The system is also tamper resistant.

Odyssey is also available as an antimicrobial option, and with electromagnetic shielding.

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