Poundbury is a pioneering example of sustainable urban living – renowned for the design principles that underpin every aspect of its development. This lighting design project was for an architect-designed three storey building with a tower, divided into six two-storey apartments, two office suites, and two vestibules and staircases.
Our client had two priorities: the lighting must make a strong visual statement and it had to be cost and energy-efficient. In addition the developers needed to procure the fittings as each apartment came to second fix.
In the entrances, accent lighting from LED minicubes washes entire walls with warm white light to striking effect and gives these areas a lift. Functional light is provided by shallow square nickel-finish 28W fluorescent ceiling lights.
Each apartment has a double-height living space with excellent daylighting, and four have a spectacular view south to Maiden Castle. The lighting scheme needed to capitalise on these features, so brushed steel and glass 26w compact fluorescent up/down wall lights provide background lighting. Task lighting is arranged through 5A lighting sockets with wall switch, so owners can install table and floor lights to suit their décor.
The light fittings arrived when they were needed, and this lighting project was completed on time and within budget.