Flex Connectors’ lighting connection and control products were used throughout Matthew Boulton College’s new £37.9m state-of-the art premises in the centre of Birmingham.

Flex7 networked lighting controls, ELV switching, connection units and pre-fabricated chains of sockets were used on all nine floors of the multi-use building, which incorporates classrooms, meeting rooms, a library and an operating theatre.

Matthew Boulton

Energy Saving Solution

The contractors, Interserve Engineering Services, chose Flex Connectors because their flex 7 range could provide an energy-saving solution that was adaptable enough to accommodate complex installation requirements, which included combining occupancy sensing with versatile override switching options. The scheme also successfully utilised Flexishield pre-wired conduit rather than standard flexible metal conduit. The new building has enabled the college, which teaches over 500 courses to more than 7000 students, to expand its healthcare, medical & IT facilities.