We supplied various bespoke light fittings to the refurbishment of PWC at 1 Embankment Place; set in a unique position, constructed above the existing Charing Cross Station
The project was overseen by lighting designers Chapman BDSP & Architect TP Bennett, with The Light Lab acting as one of several luminaire suppliers.
“Linear LED fixtures run continuously on each side, using existing wireways and control forms, lighting across the barrels. Interspersed are additional fixtures, which illuminate the ribs that span the ceiling at intervals. Because of the obstructing metalwork, The Light Lab made special fittings that run in 300mm sections to sit across the rib. “The ceiling was originally lit with cold cathode and we were able to improve the light levels substantially”
Graham Large Head of Architectural Lighting Design at Chapman BDSP
The project has since been placed in several award’s shortlists including the CIBSE Build Awards shortlist 2016 + 2014, WAN Sustainable Building of the Year Shortlist 2014. It was also awarded the BCO Regional Award 2014, Workplace of the Year at the Lighting Design Awards 2014, as well as achieving an Environmental Performance Certificate A and a BREEAM Outstanding rating, with a score of 96.31%, which is the world’s highest ever BREAAM rating achieved by a building. Today the building emits 40% less carbon than one typical of its size.
The Light Lab supplied the following bespoke lighting: