Canary Wharf: ULTIMA Connect Install
Canary Wharf London, home to the UK's major business and financial districts has undergone significant change over recent years with the continued regeneration of the area. With construction ongoing and major works underway at one of the major access roads to Canary Wharf, construction site access has become extremely restricted. Cubis' STAKKAbox™ ULTIMA Connect chamber offered the perfect solution to these construction and site access issues to the Heron Quays Road, Bank Street, London.
The product installation carried out at the Bank Street site to address power and telecoms network access issues, saw the introduction of one 2200 x 1200 x 1200mm deep ULTIMA Connect chamber delivered flat-pack on 5nr pallets. The chamber sections (17nr 2200x750x150mm deep sections & 40nr 2200x1200x150mm deep sections) presented as component parts allowed for enhanced maneuverability on site with no requirement needed for heavy duty machinery, whilst helping to overcome potential storage issues faced with the option of a pre-fabricated chamber.
ULTIMA Connect has been developed to offer greater flexibility in chamber sizes without compromising the strength of the standard ULTIMA system. Featuring the same twinwall and sectional design as the standard system the difference being that sections are built from combining multiple parts.
The system comprises of corner pieces (‘hockey sticks’) and sidewall lengths, a sequence which offers the ability to offset joints between sections in order to provide a solid, brickwork effect. These parts are connected using a jointing peg to form a variety of clear opening sizes.
The Cubis team visited the installation site to demonstrate techniques to site operatives on the process for constructing the ULTIMA Connect chamber from flat-pack to fully constructed chamber. The full chamber was constructed in under 50 Minutes.