Nottingham College

Client Background

Nottingham College is one of the largest further education and higher education colleges in the United Kingdom. Based in the city of Nottingham in England, it provides education and training from pre-entry through to university-degree level at its 10 centres in the city and around Nottinghamshire.

The Challenge

The project consisted of numerous sites based throughout the city with each site consisting of multiple comms and server rooms. Due to an IT upgrade of switches, the college needed all of its sites to support the new network hardware demands.

Nottingham College Case Study

Nottingham College Case Study

What Comfinity Did

Before the installation, Comfinity conducted an in-depth on-site survey of each building to clearly understand and assess current cabling environments, map pathways for the most efficient routing, determine distance limitations and above all to ensure we got the best solution possible for the customer.

The project commenced over the summer holidays and through working closely with the college’s IT manager and liaising with all parties involved, from the asbestos management company to each site’s estates team, Comfinity developed a scope of works to be completed ready in time for the return of pupils and staff.

The Technical Solution

Comfinity installed numerous internal/external fibre optic cables linking all comms and server rooms over several of the college’s sites, including the Nottingham historic Grade-II listed Adams Building.

A number of Category 6 data network outlets were installed across various sites within student classrooms and staff offices for PCs, printers and IP telephones.

Key Features

Category 6 UTP CablingCategory 6 UTP Cabling

The installation of Excel Category 6 UTP B2ca-compliant cabling for additional data network points.

Testing and CertificationTesting and Certification

All copper and fibre optic installations were tested using the latest Fluke Networks DSX-5000 Cable Analyzer.

Fibre Optic LinksFibre Optic Links

Excel Enbeam OM4 8/16-core loose-tube multi-mode fibre optic cabling.

25-Year Excel Warranty25-Year Excel Warranty

A full manufacturer (Excel) warranty was provided across numerous of the college's sites.

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