Major city institution gets powered up with Burland

The Brief

A major City Institution with some 2500 HQ staff required their new trading and back office workstations to provide ultimate security of connectivity, control of what was plugged into the supplies, all within a minimalist footprint. The mission critical nature of the work carried out by staff made the possibility of a failed electrical connection and consequent loss of data an unacceptable risk. This risk was increased by the extensive use of electrically adjusted sit-stand work stations. Another cause of localised power outages had been caused by staff plugging in inappropriate equipment onto the power circuits.

The Solution

Burland stepped up to the plate with a unique design utilising the C13 locking power outlet. This very small international power outlet allowed 12  outlets, 6 on each of two separate power supplies to be incorporated into a tiny footprint necessitated by the limited space in the cable management areas. The locking socket (protected by worldwide Patents) ensures total reliability of connection even on sit-stand height adjustable workstations. Its unique design also means that it can only be used for powering IT equipment.


Staff bringing in unofficial or personal electrical appliances can only plug into the dedicated two normal sockets provided on top of the desk for personal use.

The same power system is utilised on both trading and back office stations so converting between the two is a quick and simple task.

Total reliability of connection.