“The quality of the campus is a key consideration in many students’ decisions in choosing a University. These new buildings further enhance the quality of design of student residences at the UEA campus.  The standards of sustainability are very high, and this has all been achieved within a challenging budget and to a very fast programme of 22 months from concept to completion.” – Trevor Price Partner at LSI Architects

The Project

The new Blackdale student residence was to welcome 514 students to Norwich for the start of the autumn semester. The scheme also included a large landscaped courtyard a launderette and a café with roof terrace. The two new student residence buildings have been named Hickling House and Barton House.

The project, which was constructed in just 62 weeks, achieves a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and further supports the UEA’s environmental policies and carbon reduction plans to promote sustainable design.

How we helped

Jade Solutions designed, installed and provided all the necessary COMMSCOPE Connectivity and Infrastructure Cabling to ensure a world class warranted infrastructure solution within building.

The structured cabling solution consisted of COMMSCOPE copper horizontal cabling throughout the building to user, WiFi, CCTV, security access control locations and general BMS locations. A COMMSCOPE OM4 in building and OS2 campus connection fibre optic backbone was deployed for connection to the UEA network prior to the building opening.

Jade also provided and installed the Brocade Network Core and Edge Switching in conjunction with the Juniper WiFi Access Point requirement to guarantee full network performance to students and staff on ‘go live’ day.

The Blackdale project was designed and delivered by Jade within a challenging and exacting timeframe. Jade Solutions is an accredited COMMSCOPE Business Partner, the implementation of the COMMSCOPE solution ensures a state of the art solution that keeps the customer ahead of the technology curve and guarantees increased uptime and increased network reliability. This helps the client deploy faster, improve network performance, minimize costs and enjoy superior warranty protection. The building has a 25 year COMMSCOPE component and applications warranty.

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Woodlands Park, Ashton Road,
Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
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