Lighting with efficiency

100 Liverpool Street is London’s new kid on the block. Already in the top 1% of the UK’s sustainable office buildings, it bears no resemblance to its former self. Hopkins Architects and Sir Robert McAlpine recently completed a refurbishment and extension for British Land, which has reinvigorated the existing outdated building, stripping it back to its structural frame and providing it with a dynamic new identity thanks to a new curving façade and revamped public realm.

The building now provides 520,000 sq ft of light, airy offices, and three new floors at the top of the building. The ninth floor includes one of the largest open-air restaurant spaces in the City of London.

Central to the buildings’ design ethos was efficiency. It features an array of sustainable features to meet the ambitious net zero carbon aims established at the project’s outset.

High efficiency building systems, including the lighting, the re-engineering of the existing structural frame, photovoltaic panels, and outdoor planted areas on the upper terraces, all contribute.

Throughout the 10 floors, the lighting objective was to take advantage of high efficacy from the latest LED luminaires.

The TRILUX Oleveon Fit LED’s outstanding, low glare, and energy-efficient light supported the energy targets of the project and was selected to light the essential back-of-house areas.

Vick Nanthan, Head of Sustainability and Key Account Manager at TRILUX, describes, “I am incredibly proud of this project. The team was very hands-on and did a remarkable job of delivering on time despite the setbacks of the pandemic. Efficiency and high quality runs through the core of this landmark redevelopment, and the washrooms were no exception.

“The impressive washroom fit-out package included various styles of lighting. Our trimless light channel, in different shapes and configurations, integrates effortlessly in the changing rooms to provide an exceptional light quality. SNC point downlights with a warm light lens and special sunken optic installation appear hidden within the ceiling, creating atmosphere and accents. But my personal favourite is the bespoke antique brass wall washing luminaires which perfectly add to the oak and brass interior scheme. They use a soft warm colour temperature LED to create a wonderfully comfortable, complementary environment.”

Since completion, 100 Liverpool Street has received a BREEAM Outstanding rating and is on target to achieve WELL Gold certification.

Products

  • LC60
  • SNC point
  • Custom wall luminaires
  • Oleveon Fit LED
  • Inperla LP
  • Siella
  • Arkon

Project Team

  • Developer/Client: British Land
  • M&E Consultant: Chapman BDSP
  • Architect: Hopkins
  • Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Electrical Contractor: Phoenix ME
  • Bathroom interior design: Parkrose – A Division of Stortford Interiors
  • Lighting: TRILUX Lighting

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