The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were shown around the £19 million state-of-the-art resource centre which was built by leading construction, services and property group Kier Group, who employed Cavendish Cabling Services to complete the state of the art Category 7 and Optical Fibre cabling project.
The work carried out by Cavendish included approximately 1000 data outlets and the use of high specification Siemon 40GB Cat 7 cabling, for extra bandwidth, security and flexibility to meet the future demands of the resource centre.
Cavendish Cabling Manager Phil James commented, “This has been a great project to be involved with, we had no idea the building would be opened by The Queen when we completed the work but Cat 7 cabling means the infrastructure at The Keep should be to a royal standard.”
The Keep will provide a home for all the archives and historical resources of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove, plus the special collections of the University of Sussex.
The repository, or strong room, which will store the historical records and archives, has been designed to meet specific storage and preservation needs and was built to the British Standard BS5454:2000 for the storage and exhibition of archival documents. This specifies temperature and humidity ranges, shelving criteria and materials for document containers.