Marshall-Tufflex Powers Historic Fitzwilliam Museum

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When it comes to success in this industry the proof is always in the pudding. We took a look at a standout case study from one of our manufacturers to showcase how their products have made a difference in ‘the real world’.

Marshall-Tufflex has supplied a flexible power delivery system for temporary exhibition galleries at Cambridge University’s historic Fitzwilliam Museum.

The MT32 prefabricated modular wiring system was installed at the museum, which was founded in 1816. In addition to permanent galleries, the museum has two others for temporary displays. As each exhibition requires different layouts, the corresponding power supplies have to be regularly reconfigured.

Previously, the museum’s in-house facilities team hard wired power cables to plug into floor sockets using extension leads, a costly and time consuming process. Therefore, the museum wanted a flexible power delivery system that avoided trailing extension leads. Having identified the need for a plug and play, pre-wired underfloor distribution solution to supply power, it was Marshall-Tufflex’s MT32 system that ticked all the boxes.

The museum also required trunking that would not only be a good match to the light oak floor, but would also meet Historic England’s approval as the building and its galleries are Grade 1 listed. Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Profile in light oak was the closest match. Sterling Profile 3 was also selected as it had square edges rather than beveled ones, making it easier to fit the trunking flush into the skirting void behind the wall.