Every year millions of people visit Kensington Gardens, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks.
The gardens have many attractions including Memorials, Statues, Playgrounds and an Art Gallery. A popular destination for tourists, schools and local residents entry to the park is free.
Project Skills Solutions were asked to install a new link of fibre between the existing gallery and a new building within the park.
Project Skills Solutions installed cable inside the existing building from the comms room to the edge of the building. Once outside the cable was installed in existing ducting.
Over 200m of cable has been installed to connect the 2 buildings, once the cable reached the second building our engineers used an existing containment route which travels across the ground floor and down to the basement comms room.
Project Skills Solutions installed racks at each end, and also installed 2 patch panels loaded with 12 duplex LC adapters and will fusion splice on 24 pigtails at each end.
Once the project was completed our engineers tested the cable with an OTDR at wavelengths of 1310nm/1550nm.
The project was a success, the fibre optic link has been installed and both buildings are now connected. We used loose tube CST (corrugated steel tape) fibre, this helps to prevent damage to fibre cables from rodents.