The Highfield School is a co-educational secondary school located in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, which, as well as a roll call of more than 1,000 pupils, features 1,000’s of products from Scolmore’s wiring accessories ranges.
Mode and Mode Part M sockets, as well as MiniGrid switch modules have been fitted throughout the entire school building, including all teaching areas and classrooms (around 60 in total), as well as corridors, foyers and staffrooms. Mode Part M sockets, fitted onto Dado trunking around the walls of the classrooms, allow for regulatory requirements to be met, while at the same time offering a high standard of design and flexibility. With dimmable lights a requirement for all classrooms, Scolmore’s MiniGrid plates featuring retractive switch modules have been installed.
All white moulded and Mode Part M wiring accessories are manufactured using Urea Formaldehyde, which has similar inherent properties to antimicrobial additives that inhibit the growth of infectious diseases. When independently tested, all products achieved a 99.99% kill off rate across all four types of the strains of bacteria – MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella Pneumonia.
Mark Storey from electrical contractors, Integral UK Ltd in Newmarket, was responsible for installing the products and commented: “On a project like this, cost is always an important consideration, so we needed to specify a range of products that met all the regulatory requirements and also represented excellent value for money. With Scolmore’s products we were also able to provide a quick and simple to install solution and the contemporary, smooth profile of Scolmore’s Mode and Mode Part M products enabled us to achieve a more stylish finish.”