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Back-offices | Legrand United Kingdom


Back-offices can be used for a variety of different tasks and job functions and therefore consideration is needed for all the different types of users that may occupy these spaces. Sections of office space may be used frequently due to members of staff such as finance teams and administration teams permanently based within this space, however, other areas of the office many be used infrequently such as meeting rooms or break out rooms for marking and lesson planning.

Product considerations for back-office areas: 

Lighting control

With some areas utilised more that others it is logical to install presence detectors into the busy parts of the space. It may be worth considering using presence detectors that can adjust the lighting according to the amount of natural light available. Within less utilised areas, absence detection would be a suitable option as lights can only be switched on using a manual switch, this will avoid the lights coming on unnecessarily if someone passes the room or only enters for a few seconds to collect something.

Workstation power

With numerous desks and general office equipment taking up the majority of space within the back-office areas, under-desk, on-desk and in-desk power is crucial as well as underfloor power supplies for appliances such as photocopiers and printers.

Dynamic monitor arm solutions can also provide a comfortable working space for users of the desks within the back-office whilst providing a tidy solution for power cables leading up to a monitor.

IT infrastructure

Data cabinets to store networking devices and equipment such as servers, patch panels, routers and switches are used to support the digital infrastructure of a school or university. These cabinets can often be stored within back-office spaces and therefore may need to be as space saving as possible. Minkels, A Brand of Legrand, offers both floor to ceiling cabinets as well as wall mounted for extra space saving.

Education - Safety of education facilities, MDUs, Access control, fire safety


The safety of all users of education facilities is paramount when designing a school or university, please use the below links to discover how we help ensure safety for everyone.

Education - Comfort and wellbeing of students and staff in education facilities, functional learning, lighting control


Comfort and well-being in becoming an increasingly important requirement when designing an education facility. The more the building can support functional learning the better the experience students will have.

Education - Sustainability constraints and Corporate Social Responsibility targets


In order to meet the strict sustainability targets imposed on the construction of schools and universities by government, we want to offer as much support as possible to help you understand and plan how to meet these targets. 

Energy efficiency

Our energy efficiency program provides a suite of products and solutions designed to reduce energy consumption and deliver energy savings. We also have a team of product specialists and technical experts on hand to guide and support you throughout your project.

Energy efficiency


At Legrand we are committed to improving lives and this means creating a more sustainable world for everybody. We specialise in electrical and digital infrastructure, we provide solutions for buildings that are simple, innovative and sustainable in their usage and by design.


Need more information on a product, looking for a quote or need technical support? Contact us to speak to our team of specialists.

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