Future Lighting: Parkside Mansions

Residents and property managers at the Parkside Mansions development had become increasingly unhappy that their communal lighting had become less than luxurious; maintenance costs were exorbitant, and the failing system was no longer fit for purpose.

The problems identified were:

  • High wattage lighting with associated high running costs
  • Failed Emergency Lighting
  • Ongoing lighting failures resulting in a poorly maintained feel
  • Mix of lamp types and poor colour matching

The client was holding a quotation running into £1000’s for urgent lighting repairs required to meet requirements.

Due to the high specification décor, the client was also struggling to find a suitable fitting design that wouldn’t compromise the internal design scheme. Previous contractors/lighting specialist couldn’t propose a suitable solution.

The maintenance team had done their utmost to repair the system but the task was never ending, so property managers contacted Future Lighting for help.

We were delighted to be commissioned to assist with the design and development of a new, efficient & compliant lighting solution; utilising the existing decorative light bodies while still complementing the original design of the building.

We arranged a survey and proposed a retrofit LED solution that would utilise the existing flush lamp housings.


Challenges included:

  • Utilisation of the existing fittings & wiring system to prevent major cosmetic damage.
  • Designing a lighting scheme that would complement rather than detract from the original design of the building
  • Avoiding disruption to residents and their visitors.

The Future Lighting Solutions:

  • Removing high wattage lighting technology
  • Providing a custom-developed LED solution
  • New emergency packs were also combined within the necessary fittings, providing full compliant emergency cover

The entire estate (comprising of 3 blocks) was completed in less than 14 days (onsite) without disruption to the residents, the building or its internal décor.

The savings made at Parkside are hefty.

The lighting solution totalled £29K and will reduce energy costs from £9.5k to £1.5k per annum.

Ongoing maintenance of £2000 has also been eradicated and the system is now covered by Future Lightings 5 Year Full P&L Warrantee.

Both the Property Management company & Parkside residents were delighted to discover that their return on investment (ROI) will only be 32 months. In addition, Future Lighting has given a five-year guarantee on the refurbishment and FREE on-going maintenance.

Project: Energy efficient lighting scheme

Client: Gateway

Instructing Client: Gateway

ROI: 32 months

Project Timeline: 14 days

CO2 daved (t): 106

Positive Feedback: 96%