REHAU’s anti-microbial Profila Data cable trunking system has been installed in the new £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital, providing valuable protection against the spread of surface germs.

The trunking, treated with BioCote’s ionic silver additive, has been shown to reduce the levels of bacteria including MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Listeria on its surface by up to 99%.  In a hospital and healthcare environment, it represents a simple and cost effective way to minimise risk for patients and staff.

The BioCote additive is incorporated into the trunking by REHAU at the point of manufacture so it permeates the whole material rather than being a surface treatment only.  This means that it inhibits the growth of bacteria and mould, as well as protecting against the micro-organisms which can also cause product deterioration, discolouration and bad odours

At the Royal Liverpool, Profila Data was specified and installed by M&E contractors Crown House Technologies.  It is meeting the demanding requirements of the Cat 7 data installation and has been installed at a variety of locations around the new 12-storey hospital, largely in corridors and at nurses’ work stations.

Measuring 180mm x 65mm, and with a cross section area of 4060mm², Profila Data is REHAU’s high volume data trunking solution.  It is fast and easy to install and has innovative features such as variable angle hinged corners with built in guide pins for fast alignment of trunking runs, and rounded cable guides to guarantee a minimum bend radius around corners.

The new 94,000m² Royal Liverpool Hospital is expected to be complete in 2017, by which time it will be the largest medical facility in the UK with 23 wards, 646 single ensuite bedrooms and 18 state of the art operating theatres.

Designed by architects NBBJ in collaboration with HKS, the main contractors on the project are Carillion.

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