Case Studies

Glasgow University

Building work on the major £10 million redevelopment of The Hub at the University of Glasgow comprises four distinct levels: a GP practice and bookstore on level one admissions; registry and careers offices on level two leading to an outdoor piazza; the third level will house a modern cafe and the fourth level will be given over to informal work and meeting zones for Hub staff.

A modern fire alarm system was installed and Linian was the preferred method of fixing for the MICC cable, proving itself to both the main client and the contractor by saving time and money without compromising safety or quality.

The Linian Clip is now approved for all installations within Strathclyde and Glasgow University.The contractor now uses Linian on all installations being converted from the traditional mineral clip, plastic plug and woodscrew method enhancing their reputation in the alarm industry.

Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Grampian

The £140m state-run facility replaced the former HMPs Aberdeen and Peterhead. The new HMP and Young Offenders Institute, HMP Grampian, is on the site of the former Peterhead prison which was originally built in 1888. It is the first prison in Scotland to jointly house youths, men and women of all categories.

The new facility will include the full range of prison buildings including kitchen, laundry, links and education, prisoner regimes, recreation facilities, visitor, staff and administration spaces. The Main Contractor for the project is Skanska, and the Company has developed the structural and civil design as well as undertaking the installation of mechanical and electrical services.

The fire alarm installation was subcontracted and a 2000 alarm point system had to be installed requiring security, speed and efficiency. The Linian Clip was an integral part of this installation and proved to save time and money whilst achieving and exceeding all requirements.

Mitchell Library Refurbishment, Glasgow

The Mitchell Library is one of Europe’s largest public libraries with over one million items available for public viewing. With its distinctive green dome, the building has been one of the city’s iconic landmarks since it opened in 1911 and is also home to the Mitchell Theatre and Exhibition Hall.

The building is undergoing a 3 million pound refurbishment involving the installation of a new fire alarm system and new lighting. The refurbishment of the Mitchell Library includes a new Family History Centre as well as upgrades to study space and public lifts. The Linian Clip was used as a means of installation of fire alarms for speed, efficiency and aesthetics.

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

The New Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s £800m project is a mix of new hospital facilities on the site of the previous Southern General Hospital. The largest hospital in Scotland, it is one of four major trauma centres where specialist services are based as part of a new national major trauma network in Scotland. There is a new acute care hospital with 1,109 beds in single-room accommodation, a 256-bed children’s hospital, 30 modern operating theatres and a separate laboratory block providing biochemistry, haematology and blood transfusion services. The hospital was completed, on time and under budget and is fully operational.

We are proud to have the Linian Clip as part of such a prestigious construction in Scotland and its use has set the benchmark for MICC cable installation for the future.

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