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Article Date: 10th January 2019

Wieland’s Metalynx² used at 160 Aldersgate

160 Aldersgate - Modular Wiring - Lighting Control - Fan Coils

Wieland Electric - 160 Aldersgate

Wieland Electric’s Metalynx² modular wiring has played important role throughout the refurbishment of the prestigious 160 Aldersgate in the City of London which is now the new headquarters of global law firm DLA Piper, who have now relocated the company’s 750 employees from its two original offices in London Wall and Noble Street. The 8 floor building has been refurbished into a high specification ‘hybrid open plan’ working space which includes the installation of advanced building controls, including QR code access systems with the scheme targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. For these refurbishments, the office space has been designed to provide everything that is needed for the modern day tenant, including the flexibility to customise everything and upgrade fixtures in the future, making Metalynx² the ideal solution as the system can be adapted to suit any new power or lighting configuration.

160 Aldersgate consists of 193,000 ft² across eight floors, which provides an employee restaurant on level 1 alongside a range of wellbeing facilities, including a gym and multi-faith room. Levels 2-5 include open plan office space, internal meeting rooms, project rooms and collaboration spaces. The 2 upper levels are fitted out to an exact specification with a separate reception, and client meeting area and dining facilities. There is also a 200 seat auditorium on level 8.

The Cat B fit out was completed by mechanical and electrical contractors Phoenix ME Limited who specified Wieland to feed the lighting control modules and fan coil units in the main floor areas. Metalynx² was selected for this project as the system is quick and simple to install, allowing contractors to keep to tight deadlines. The system offers totally flexibility and, should the layout need to be changed during fit-out or at any time in the future, this can easily be achieved.

Jamie Cresswell, construction manager at Phoenix commented “Wieland supply good quality products that are easy to install and that allowed us to meet the tight deadlines on this project. Wieland’s after sales support team provided us with back up and were on hand to deal with any issues that arose and provide us with good technical advice. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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