UBM – OFFICES
ZUMTOBEL HAVE SUPPLIED ALL THE LIGHTING FOR UBM OFFICES LOCATED IN BLACKFRIARS, LONDON.
Lighting Solutions Consultant Mark Allen in conjunction with Consulting Engineer Building Services Group and Architect Gensler, were targeted by UBM with creating a modern all LED lighting design which would give a high level of performance. 8w/m2 needed to be achieved to meet the requirements set. The design also had to reach LEED and ECA standards.
Zumtobel were the chosen lighting manufacturer as the client could not find an alternative that could match their luminaire efficiency.
The open soffit design with suspended acoustic rafts, meant that the chosen lighting had to fit exact. Thanks to its high efficiency with continuous lengths, that also matched the acoustic panels and chilled beams, Slotlight was the perfect solution creating perfect lines of light right across the floor plates.
To complement the open plan office spaces, Slotlight mounted in plaster board (kitchenette) and ceiling tiles (meeting rooms and corridors) kept the theme unified throughout the building.
The 19th Floor is a flexible functional space and the client wanted to ensure that the lighting for this space was also flexible. High level Vivo spotlights allow the lighting to be adjusted and set to scenes according to the clients exact requirements.
For the building’s safety, high level emergency lighting with LPS battery system have also been used.
In the larger meeting spaces Slotlight lightlines have once again been installed to ensure uniformity and a clean look throughout.
The lighting on all the floors within the building is connected to Zumtobel’s Litenet control system together with the blinds for daylight linking, BMS and AV Control, making the building fully energy efficient.
The office floors within the spaces will be used as hot desks. Users will swipe a card to login to a desk and once swiped the desk with automatically power up.
The finish of the project was done in close liaison with the main contractor Swift Refurbishments. They were fully committed to the high level finish and the precise workmanship.
UBM are extremely happy with the lighting design throughout.
Architect: Gensler Architects
Lighting technology: BSG (Building Services Group)
Electrical installations: Swift Refurbishments
Photos: Redshift Photography
MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL – HEALTH & CARE
THE AMBITION OF THIS HOVE BASED PROJECT WAS TO TRANSFORM AN OLD VICTORIAN BUILDING INTO A PRIVATE HOSPITAL.
Originally built as a furniture depository for Hannington’s Department Store in the 1890s, the building was extended in the 1930s and converted to an office in the 1970s.
With it’s staggered floor plates (lined with asbestos), steep internal ramps, fixed service cores and dreary decor, this was going to be a complex task to achieve and presented a fascinating architectural problem.
Zumtobel Lighting Solutions Consultant, Mark Allen, in conjunction with Hamson JPA and Nightingale Associates, had the challenging task of creating a unique lighting design that fully met the client’s brief, to create the look and feel of a sophisticated modern hotel, rather than a hospital.
Zumtobel’s luminaires have fully achieved this brief throughout the entire building. In the reception area, tunable Arcos luminaires allow for full colour change according to the artwork on display from local artists.
In the patient rooms, Belia’s discreet appearance blends into wooden panels, whilst still fully functional.
Throughout the offices Mellowlight IV glare free, energy efficient luminaires have modernised the entire look of the administration offices.
Slotlight lightlines and Panos downlights using white reflectors blend inconspicuously and uniquely into the hospital’s corridors.
Functionality has also been made possible thanks to the Zumtobel Emotion lighting control touch panel which allows the user to change scenes according to the function required and the time of the day.
The local Brighton Football Team, among other local celebrities have already been treated there.
Owner: Spire Health Care
Architect: Nightingale Associates
Lighting technology: Hamson JPA
Photos: Redshift Photography