Westminster Square is a quiet and peaceful residential development made-up of 6no blocks surrounding stunning and leafy courtyard gardens and complete with secure underground parking.
Westminster Square offers a 24-hour uniformed concierge service and is located adjacent to Lambeth North Underground and a few moments from Waterloo Station and the South Bank.
Future Lighting was requested to undertake a survey of the existing internal lighting solution at the Westminster Bridge Square development to identify the area where lighting can be improved to assist with efficiency and emergency backup compliance whilst investigating options to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and improve the overall feel of the internal areas.
We understand that the brief is broad and that the main considerations and aims will be to improve the current emergency coverage to all internal and final exit area, and to enhance whilst enhancing the overall experience for the residents and visitors
Upon visiting the site, the general observations are that the entire site lacked emergency coverage and suffered from a lack of efficient control measures; some mismatching colour temperatures and visual comfort issues due to the layout and products currently used. There are also some reported early failures of units.
The Future Lighting Solution:
Following a successful trial, the client commissioned us to proceed with a new efficient scheme throughout the development. We removed all the high-power, super-inefficient lights and replace them with new low powered LED alternative that retrofitted to existing locations.
We also had to address the lack of control methods and switch off any unnecessary lighting.
We also zoned lighting in sections and control these zones with integral or remote microwave occupancy and light-level detection.
The system also incorporated a new emergency lighting system throughout.
Overall the system has enhanced the blocks, drastically reduced energy costs and confirmed emergency lighting compliance..
This new system is now fully warrantied for the next five years covering any failures, meaning a zero-spend for the next 5-years.
Following on from a very successful lighting project completed to the block underground car park last year, to then be instructed to upgrade the internal lighting too was fantastic news for our business.
It highlighted total client satisfaction, which is what Future Group has been built on.Jamie Willsdon, Group Director
Client: Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward
Location: SE1 7UP
Number of fittings: 220
Previous usage (kWh’s): 7.18
New Usage (kWh’s): 1.6
ROI: 54 months
Warranty: 5-Years Parts & Labour