Adaptive have implemented Cat5e, fibre and CW1308 voice networks into many parts of this historic neo-classical ducal palace that is now the famous Stowe School. Building at Stowe first commenced in the 1680’s and is still being added to now so the blend of new and old can present various obstacles when installing structured cabling systems.
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The Arts Block
We worked most recently on Stowe’s newly refurbished Arts block which was funded by Lord Sainsbury. We were contracted by one of the two incumbent M&E contractors at Stowe to install 177x Cat5 data outlets.
For part of this project we were required to design an easy to maintain telephone and data solution that would incorporate their existing cabinetry and active equipment on the ground to the new cabinet and active equipment that we supplied and installed on the first floor. This was done via an 8-core Fibre Link.
Grenville is part of the old building dating back to 1722. This is part of English heritage and all work is monitored extremely closely as the ornate covings and ceiling murals cannot be disturbed. While the students were on their summer break all their living quarters were refurbished and we were called in to install a Cat5e network.
As there is already IT in certain parts of this building we were asked to bell out and test any existing data and install new Cat5 outlets were needed. These cables were routed back via sometimes very convoluted routes to various cabinets in various parts of the building. We also created a patching schedule that was easy to understand & maintain for the Stowe School ICT Manager.
Adaptive were also contracted to install approximately 500 Cat5e data points in to the new boarding house.
We are very proud of the works that we have supplied and continue to supply at this prestigious site. A “can do” attitude coupled with the experience and knowledge of our Engineers has overcome many unique challenges we have faced at various times. Technology moves on at pace and we help ensure that the infrastructure onsite keeps pace with it without encroaching on the natural beauty of some of the period buildings.John Richardson